Many wrestling legends have worked with the NJPW in the past. Some WWE greats have also had brief runs with the company. The promotion has also been home to many famous indie wrestlers. A while back, NJPW held a press conference after their Wrestle Kingdom 13 event.
During the conference KUSHIDA announced that he will leave the company. He will be the 2nd big NJPW star set to leave the company after Kenny Omega. In a series of tweets by NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton, he translated what KUSHIDA said during the conference.
Here are the tweets: “KUSHIDA: As Sugabayashi said, I will leave NJPW on January 31. This was an extremely tough condition made with Meij, Sugabayashi and Kidani. It was a very big decision in my life and I’m thankful they understood.
I will head overseas and to see the world of pro wrestling”. “KUSHIDA: I have been here in NJPW for 8 years. I was surprised at the scale of the business when I first came in and proud of being able to work here.
The warm reception and words from the fans made me who I am and I am so grateful to them”. “KUSHIDA: I am contracted with this company until the end of January so I won’t be talking much about beyond then.
But it has been my dream for a long time to travel the world with professional wrestling. And that’s what I will be doing”.