KUSHIDA Returns To NJPW

At the conclusion of Tuesday’s New Japan Road show in Korakuen Hall, a familiar face graced the cerulean blue canvas. Former-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA made a shocking return to the company after three years away. KUSHIDA challenged current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori, after Ishimori’s successful defense against Hiromu Takahashi. Backstage at Korakuen Hall,… Read More KUSHIDA Returns To NJPW

Alex Shelley To Make WWE NXT TV Debut Next Week Reuniting With Kushida In The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Wrestling veteran Alex Shelley will make his big WWE NXT TV debut next Wednesday night as he reunites with former tag team partner Kushida for the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Time Splitters were an active team from 2012-2015 and last competed together in 2016. Alex Shelley is most famously known for his time in TNA/Impact Wrestling as one half of… Read More Alex Shelley To Make WWE NXT TV Debut Next Week Reuniting With Kushida In The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Shane Strickland And Garza Jr. Have Officially Signed With WWE, KUSHIDA At Performance Center

WWE has officially confirmed the signings of Shane Strickland and Garza Jr. The company made the announcement via social media and on their website. Strickland — who performed for Lucha Underground under the name Killshot and for MLW — announced last month that his time on the independent wrestling scene was coming to an end. His… Read More Shane Strickland And Garza Jr. Have Officially Signed With WWE, KUSHIDA At Performance Center

KUSHIDA Makes NXT Debut At TV Tapings

New WWE NXT Superstar KUSHIDA made his in-ring TV debut at this week’s NXT tapings from Full Sail University. He wrestled Kassius Ohno in a match that could air on May 1 or May 8. As noted, WWE announced that Triple H and NXT General Manager William Regal had signed the 35 year old former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion during WrestleMania 35 Weekend in New York City. He was shown at ringside for… Read More KUSHIDA Makes NXT Debut At TV Tapings

KUSHIDA Leaving NJPW

NJPW held a post-Wrestle Kingdom 13 Press Conference yesterday and it was announced that KUSHIDA will be leaving the company at the end of the month and will be heading overseas. NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton translated some of KUSHIDA’s comments about “heading overseas.” KUSHIDA: As Sugabayashi said, I will leave NJPW on January 31. This was an extremely… Read More KUSHIDA Leaving NJPW