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KENTA Discusses Why He Was At WWE Performance Center

Pro Wrestling NOAH’s KENTA wrote about why he was at the Performance Center this week. featured a translation from Japanese to English:

“I am sorry for having you all confused over the various information about my visit in the US.

As a matter of fact, I am in the States and enjoying the WWE training. But as for now, it’s not about getting a tryout or a contract.

It is indeed true that I have always been yearning for a spot in WWE, and I’ve always wanted to give it a try sometime. After all, you only live once. “I should have given it a try.” “I should have chosen another way.” I’ve had those regrets when I was in my middle and high school, and even after I got in to this business. I just did not want to regret later about something I haven’t tried, so I used my time off to participate in the WWE workout. The executives were at the workout, so perhaps I may have left a mark.

The place is full of competition and hungry guys. It’s not as simple as being good at Puroresu or having strength. There are so many guys with monster physique and guys who are way athletically superior to me. And even they don’t get into the big league. That’s how tough this place could be. I can easily imagine that surviving in this environment could be severe. And spending a few days in that environment became a really good experience for me.

I’m sorry to have caused the confusion, but one thing I can say for sure is that “I’m glad I came”. I would like to work even harder making use of this experience.

And lastly, I would like to thank [NOAH] President [Akira] Taue for letting me take this chance.”


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5 Responses

  1. Chris Mac says:

    Glad to hear him clarify his experience there and using it as a “bucket list” type of goal. It would be nice to see WWE keeping in contact with him and peeking into more international talent.

  2. Aster says:

    WWE will make KENTA look like a usual weak Japanese jobber, KENTA should stay where he’s at where he’s appreciated because most WWE fans nowadays are usually children and casual fans.

  3. dave says:

    Aster, you have a poor understanding of the fanbase. Granted it’s not all smart fans at live shows but I’d say that most of the fans appreciate good workers.

    But you’re right, the WWE has a horrible track record with Asian wrestlers. I’d love to see him given a good shot in the company one day

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