The article says they're aspiring to get an AXS deal, which AXS has already denied.
I know AXS has helped with NJPW but I feel like you have to aspire to be bigger than that: NJPW in the US worked out well because NJPW in Japan wasn't dependent on it. They need to start with bigger.
Everything is a negotiating ploy at this point, and it still seems a much safer bet for them to stay with NJPW. But starting their own thing makes so much more sense (as an idea or a threat) than joining WWE. These guys have been so publicly upset about Bullet Club membership lately, it's hard to imagine them enjoying being micromanaged by WWE for three years.
Lol i can imagine Jericho playing the crazy owner. That would be fun
If they wish for this to work, they need to do it as fast as possible. Even if it's a one-time show and then a regular tv-show later. Start up with a bang (the Elite) and then quickly build up other things.
I wonder where you'd start poaching... Lots of talent at the performance center but can they be swayed?