NJPW star Great-O-Khan has said that he has turned down offers from AEW President Tony Khan to stay in NJPW.
Great-O-Khan is part of the faction United Empire, led by IWGP US Champion Will Ospreay.
Great-O-Khan was one of the founding members of the group, and has seen Will Ospreay’s faction expand ever since.
Two of Great-O-Khan’s faction mates, Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis of Aussie Open, have since moved from NJPW and signed with AEW.
In an interview with Tokyo Sports, Great-O-Khan indicated that he has turned down opportunities to work for AEW to stay in Japan.
When it was suggested that the United Empire faction is leaving NJPW, Great-O-Khan said:
What do you mean? You, shut up. It was on orders that Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) went to AEW to expand the empire’s territory… as planned.
I also got a big offer from (AEW president) Tony Khan, and MJF (asked me to fight), but I turned them down in favour of my invasion of New Japan,
O-Khan is set to compete in the G1 Climax tournament, as part of the B-block.
Other stars notably set to clash with O-Khan in block action include Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay.