As announced earlier today here on eWn, KUSHIDA has joined the WWE NXT roster and signed his contract in front of Triple H and William Regal earlier today. WWE sent out the following press release, hyping KUSHIDA’s signing and debut.
KUSHIDA finished up with NJPW in January of this year and there were rumors that he would be joining February’s Performance Center class:
Kushida, one of the most celebrated competitors in modern Japanese wrestling history, has arrived in NXT.
Hours before TakeOver: New York streams live on WWE Network, Kushida made his long-rumored arrival official, signing his NXT contract with WWE COO Triple H and NXT General Manager William Regal looking on.
A ring veteran of more than 10 years, Kushida was originally trained in mixed martial arts. He amassed an undefeated 6-0-2 record in pro fights before deciding to pursue sports-entertainment. Kushida has captured numerous championships in New Japan Pro Wrestling, won several of Japan’s most prestigious tournaments and faced the likes of Finn Bálor and the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger over the course of his decorated career.
Will it be long before the NXT Universe witnesses the brand’s latest blockbuster free-agent signee in action?
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 5, 2019
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