Source: “Kushida is going from New Japan to WWE”

Jan 11, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

KUSHIDA Reportedly Heading For NXT Rather Than 205 Live

Dave Meltzer has confirmed the widespread rumors that KUSHIDA is going to WWE – but Uncle Dave also expects him to head for NXT, rather than 205 Live.

For the avoidance of any doubt, here’s what Meltzer penned in this week’s WON:

“Kushida is going from New Japan to WWE, expected to be for NXT, which combined with other departures is a strong loss for the NJPW junior division, particularly since Hiromu Takahashi’s injury was so serious.

“It was known Kushida was in talks with WWE, but while he’ll do well in NXT, that’s a big step down from NJPW, and 205 Live is purgatory, and the plight of Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa makes a guy of his size, regardless of talent, questionable in the world Vince McMahon controls.”

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