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Stephen Day wrote:
Part of the problem I think is that there's always been an internal bias in New Japan against those who weren't directly trained by New Japan's dojo. BUSHI was trained by All Japan Pro Wresting's dojo, put on loan by All Japan to New Japan and eventually signed by New Japan. It's possible to overcome this bias if you have enough in ring talent, someone like Kota Ibushi for instance. BUSHI is alright, but I don't think he's ever going to have the talent to overcome the fact that he isn't a New Japan trueborn.
So New Japan is no different than WWE in that aspect.