A recently departed NJPW star was seen at the WWE Performance Center this week.
On August 1, NJPW LA dojo graduate Karl Fredericks announced his departure from the promotion after spending four years with the company.
Per Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Fredericks was spotted at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week.
The WWE PC is currently closed due to safety precautions ahead of Hurricane Ian.
When announcing that his NJPW contract had expired, Karl Fredericks wrote the following:
“As of today August 1st I am no longer under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and I will not be re-signing with the company at this time. Though there is disappointment in the ending of this chapter I am grateful for the last four years traveling the world and growing with my best friends. I want to say thank you to the company for the opportunities and especially thank you to Shibata-San for believing in me and bringing me along his journey with the LA Dojo. Last but not least thank you to my fans and thank you to the NJPW fans for Your support over these years. I hope You will continue to support me along my path wherever that may lead.”
Fredericks was a central figure on NJPW STRONG and hasn’t performed for the promotion since May.
As previously noted, a top NJPW star will be appearing in a match against The Great Muta during his retirement tour.
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