Karl Fredericks joins WWE

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Karl Fredericks joins WWE

According to reports from PWInsider, Karl Fredericks would have signed a contract with WWE: “Karl Fredericks, 32, who departed from New Japan Pro Wrestling in August 2022 when his contract expired, has officially signed with the WWE for the NXT brand, PWInsider.com has confirmed.

Fredericks started this week at the Performance Center in Orlando. The California native entered the business in 2015 having originally been coached by Reno Scum. He wrestled regularly for New Japan's LA Dojo from 2018 to 2022, where he continued to train with Katsuyori Shibata.

He was a regular on the New Japan Strong series until his deal with NJPW expired and Fredericks announced that he had no plans to renew." At the time, Fredericks wrote on Twitter: "As of today August 1st I am no longer signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling and will not re-sign with the company at this time.

Although there is disappointment at the end of this chapter i am thankful for the past four years that have taken me to travel the world and raised me with my best friends. I want to say thanks to the company for the opportunities and especially thanks to shibata-san for believing in me and bringing me along his journey with the Los Angeles Dojo.

Last but not least thank you to my fans and thank you to the NJPW fans for your support over the years. I hope you will continue to support me along my journey wherever it may lead."

Karl Fredericks joins WWE

After that social message, Mike Johnson of PWInsider wrote: "Due to Hurricane Ian that hit Florida, the WWE Performance Center was closed today due to obvious safety concerns.

Also note that Karl Fredericks, who is released from New Japan Pro Wrestling last August when his contract expired, he was seen on PC earlier this week”. According to a recent report, former NJPW star Karl Fredericks is the newest addition to the Stamford-based promotion.

Triple H, Stephanie Mcmahon, and Nick Khan — who assumed control of the company after Vince McMahon's resignation last year — commented on the return in a joint statement issued on WWE's website. "Today, we announce that the founder of WWE, Vince McMahon, will be returning to the Board," said Chairwoman & Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon, Co-CEO Nick Khan, and Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque.

"We also welcome back Michelle Wilson and George Barrios to our Board of Directors. Together, we look forward to exploring all strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value."

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