Yoshihiro Tajiri has signed with a new Japanese wrestling promotion.
Puroresu Today reports that Kyushu Pro Wrestling held a press conference on January 19th announcing that Tajiri has signed with the company. The 52-year-old wrestler addressed his future with KPW, noting that his days in the ring are winding down. Tajiri said,
“Thank you for coming today. I am TAJIRI, and I look forward to working with you. I was born in Tamana, Kumamoto Prefecture. I am now 52 years old, and I don’t think I have much time left in my wrestling career, so I think that joining Kyushu Pro Wrestling is the beginning of the end, or the end of my career.
“At my age, I want to be the champion and have hot matches, but more than that, I want to nurture the younger generation. When I told this story to Chikuzen, he said that he would be very interested in having me work in Kyushu, and I thought that this would be an organization where I could demonstrate my abilities to the best of my ability.”