The former champion has left the company


Kushida has left WWE, according to a new report from Fighting selection which fell on Monday evening. The former six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion was once considered one of the greatest junior heavyweight wrestlers in the world and there was a lot of fanfare when he arrived at WWE in 2019. Fans found out on Monday evening that it had been discreetly moved.

However, “The Time Splitter” never surpassed the NXT mark. He held the NXT Cruiserweight Championship for nearly six months last year, but had spent the majority of the NXT 2.0 reboot working as one half of the comedy team Jacket Time. The 38-year-old has yet to comment on the situation.

Fightful later added that “early indications” indicate that his contract has expired, although it is not yet known whether he was offered a new contract or simply turned it down. There were also reportedly no plans to get him into WWE’s main roster. His last match in a WWE ring was on March 22 when Jacket Time lost a tag team match on NXT Level Up and he hadn’t won a match on NXT since mid-December. His last TakeOver match was at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in April 2021, where he lost to Pete Dunne.

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h/t Fightful Select

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