NWA World Heavyweight Champion and New Japan Pro Wrestling star Satoshi Kojima will make his first appearance in the United States when he will appear at an NWA Houston event on Saturday, May 31 as well as at another NWA event in Texas, the details of which will be released soon.
Kojima, who defeated Rob Conway for the championship at Wrestle Kingdom 8 at the Tokyo Dome on January 4, will then accompany the National Wrestling Alliance to the Cauliflower Alley Club reunion in Las Vegas on June 2-4.
“The NWA World Heavyweight Title is the most respected, recognized and coveted championship in all of professional wrestling,” said NWA CEO Christopher Ronquillo. “As its name suggests, it is a global title. While Mr. Kojima is a resident of Japan, it is only proper that the title be defended worldwide, including here in America. We look forward to his US visit.”
Kojima, a native of Tokyo, is also a two-time former IWGP Heavyweight Champion and has also held the IWGP Tag Team Championship six times, including five reigns alongside Hiroyoshi Tenzan.