KUSHIDA leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling
New Japan conducted a post-Wrestle Kingdom 13 Press Conference, and it was announced KUSHIDA will be leaving the company at the end of the month.
NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton translated some of KUSHIDA’s comments about “heading overseas.”
As noted, WWE had reportedly shown interesting the former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, potentially bringing him into NXT.
KUSHIDA: As Sugabayashi said, I will leave NJPW on January 31. This was an extremely tough condition made with Meij, Sugabayashi and Kidani. It was a very big decision in my life and I’m thankful they understood. I will head overseas and to see the world of pro wrestling.
KUSHIDA’s last NJPW World broadcast match will either be on January 29 from Korakuen or possibly the 30th in LA.
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 7, 2019