WWE signs Japanese star Kenta

07/12/2014 5:18 PM

07/12/2014 5:20 PM

WWE (NYSE:WWE) signed Kenta, one of Japan’s biggest stars, to its NXT division. The announcement occurred during a signing ceremony at a WWE Live Event in Osaka, Japan with WWE icon and Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan presiding.

Kenta’s intense and straight forward in-ring style has led to his success in Japan, as well as during visits to the United States. He is expected to reach new heights of global success with WWE.

“Kenta is an incredible performer who brings the crowd to its feet when he steps into the ring”, said Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Creative and Live Events, WWE. “WWE’s signing of Kenta reflects our continued dedication to creating a diverse roster that appeals to our global fan base.”

Kenta said: “I am humbled to join WWE’s NXT division and look forward to honing my craft with the global leader in sports entertainment.”

Kenta will relocate to Orlando where he will train at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center to enhance his talents athletically and creatively.

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