WWE announces the signing of a former NJPW star for NXT

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE officially announced the signing of Kushida on Friday. WWE released footage of Kushida signing a contract with Triple H and William Regal for the NXT brand.

Powell’s POV: Triple H referred to Kushida as one of the biggest international stars in the world. He left NJPW when his deal expired and was expected to make the jump to NXT.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Okay. I’ll bite…we’ve seen Japan’s best not fair so well in WWE. Why is Kushida going to be different?

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