There is some money to be made as a Freelance in Japan. The problem is that Nagata's overall value has fallen since the loss. That's why the ratings fell for the match. I think that Nagata will be able to overcome this and become a top draw again. The only obstacle is Inoki.
Hayabusa updates aren't as frequent maybe because his health hasn't looked good since December.
"Kent Brockman here once again at The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where a complete evacuation has taken place. Details are sketchy at best, so we've taken what little information we have, added our own theories, and concluded that whatever the likely disaster, it's most likely the work of our former president Richard M Nixon, even though he is rumored dead." -Kent Brockman
I totally agree with you on this. With most of us following more than just WWE (be it Indy's, Japan, or Lucha) we see much better in-ring product than the average WWE fan is watching. The problem, though, is those average fans are losing interest.