Prior to tonight’s WWE NXT Takeover: New York, WWE has officially unveiled their latest high profile signing as Kushida officially joins WWE.
WWE posted a video on its social media platforms as Kushida signed his WWE NXT contract alongside Triple H and NXT General Manager, William Regal.
Both Regal and Triple H spoke about how excited they were to have the Japanese wrestler on the roster, whilst Kushida also spoke, stating he would do his best for the company. There is no official news on when Kushida will make his in-ring debut for the company.
Below is WWE’s official statement on the signing:
International Superstar Kushida joins NXT
Kushida, one of the most celebrated competitors in modern Japanese wrestling history, has arrived in NXT.
Hours before TakeOver: New York streams live on WWE Network, Kushida made his long-rumored arrival official, signing his NXT contract with WWE COO Triple H and NXT General Manager William Regal looking on.
A ring veteran of more than 10 years, Kushida was originally trained in mixed martial arts. He amassed an undefeated 6-0-2 record in pro fights before deciding to pursue sports-entertainment. Kushida has captured numerous championships in New Japan Pro Wrestling, won several of Japan’s most prestigious tournaments and faced the likes of Finn Bálor and the legendary Jushin “Thunder” Liger over the course of his decorated career.
Will it be long before the NXT Universe witnesses the brand’s latest blockbuster free-agent signee in action?
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 5, 2019