Time is up for Kushida.
Word is that Yujiro Kushida has left the NXT and the WWE. He or the WWE did not renew his contract.
Sean Ross Sapp was the first to report the news.
Fightful has confirmed that Kushida has left WWE
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 19, 2022
Although he was portrayed as a very big get for NXT and the WWE, Kushida never reached the heights he did in NJPW.
Kushida left NJPW and joined NXT in 2019. He had feuds with Velveteen Dream, Johnny Gargano and Santos Escobar. In that time as a singles wrestler he captured the NXT Cruiserweight Championship once by defeating Escobar in April of last year. He lost the belt approximately four months later to Roderick Strong on an episode of NXT 2.0.
Kushida formed the Jacket Time tag team with Ikemen Jiro but they didn’t have much success.
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