WWE posted to Twitter Friday a short clip (view below) with Triple H and William Regal announcing the official signing of international wrestling star Kushida to the NXT Brand.
Kushida is a former New Japan Pro Wrestling Jr. Heavyweight Champion and also is former Ring of Honor Television Champion.
You can read the official statement from WWE below on Kushida’s official 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?