Triple H Warned By WWE Star Over Tama Tonga’s Contract

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Tama Tonga is the newest member of the WWE roster and The Bloodline and now it appears someone very close to the former NJPW star is the one who let Triple H know he was available.

The Bloodline saw one man leave and another one join as Tama Tonga shocked everyone on the SmackDown after WrestleMania 40 as he attacked Jimmy Uso. Solo Sikoa appeared to be behind the attack which caught Paul Heyman by surprise suggesting Roman Reigns did not order the assault on Uso.

It had been expected for months that Tama Tonga was on his way to WWE following his 14-year spell in New Japan Pro Wrestling. During that time in NJPW Tonga is best known for being a founder member of Bullet Club and it seems one of his fellow original BC comrades was the one who let Triple H know he would be available.

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Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Karl Anderson explained that he let Triple H know Tama Tonga’s contract was coming up and while it took some time to get the deal done, Anderson believes Tonga is a can’t miss talent:

After my Tokyo Dome match in 2023, which Triple H let me do because we signed back with WWE and I was still a champion in New Japan. And he still allowed me to go back and do two more dates with New Japan Pro Wrestling with no issue at all.

I remember texting Triple H and telling him that Tama Tonga’s contract is coming up and I think Tama is a full-blown can’t-miss if you ask me. And he wrote back right away. It took a year to get it done but, like I said, I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason.

I think it’s great that Tama’s had 15 or 16 years all in New Japan Pro Wrestling, to come into WWE and show them that experience and that he is ready for prime time. It’s unlimited right now for what Tama Tonga can pull off in the WWE. I’m excited to watch.

Anderson then revealed that Tama Tonga had no idea that he was about to debut for WWE on live TV ahead of his SmackDown appearance:

He had no clue he was going to debut that night either, which is kind of WWE-style. They’ll bring you in and then you gotta debut.

It was pretty fun to just watch my friend and brother go through the fact that he knows he’s about to go on live national television for the first time ever, really. I’m proud of him. I think he knocked it out of the park.

What Tama Tonga joining The Bloodline means for the group’s long-term future remains to be seen. Following the events of WrestleMania, The Rock has sent an ominous warning to one WWE icon.