New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has retained another key piece of their franchise. Recently, it was noted that the likes of Kenny Omega and KUSHIDA will be moving on from the promotion. In addition to that, longtime Suzuki-gun member Takashi Iizuka will be retiring.
A special ceremony for Iizuka will be held on February 21st at Korakuen Hall. NJPW were able to re-sign IWGP United States Champion Juice Robinson, and now they’ve apparently come to terms on a multi-year deal with Rocky Romero. Romero made the news official in a Tweet earlier today (Mon. January 7, 2019). Here’s what he had to say:
— Rocky Romero🇵🇷 (@azucarRoc) January 7, 2019
Romero is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. He is also an eight-time Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. Romero won the Super Jr. Tag Tournament alongside Baretta back in 2016. It looks like he’ll be remaining with NJPW for the foreseeable future.