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Regardless of details, having the flagship show in Japan is a risky move. However, TNA is long gone from being able to compete with WWE. Right now, it has to worry about not only Ring of Honor nipping at its heels, but also Global Force Wrestling emerging. Both companies have working relationships with New Japan Pro Wrestling, arguably the only wrestling promotion in the world on the same level as WWE in terms of ability to promote and funds available. From an artistic standpoint, however, this move is perhaps the best way for TNA to differentiate its biggest show of the year from the other PPV events. While the crowd won't be as raucous as it would have been had it been held in England, the possibility of The Great Muta, Tajiri, and other WRESTLE-1 talent spicing up the show that will presumably include the big BFG Series winner vs. TNA World Champion main event could make this show a can't-miss.