In one of the worst kept secrets in wrestling, WWE today officially announced the signing of international star KENTA at a house show in Osaka, Japan. The signing was announced in the ring by WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. WWE executive Paul Levesque (Triple H) touted the signing of KENTA, who will be sent down to NXT to start his WWE run.
“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 stated that he is honored to be in the WWE.
“I am humbled to join WWE’s NXT division and look forward to honing my craft with the global leader in sports entertainment,” said Kenta.
The Japanese star went to the WWE Performance Center earlier this year for a one week tryout in front of WWE officials. KENTA wrestled for Pro Wrestling Noah before leaving the company in May. He also wrestled for Ring of Honor in the past facing the likes of former WWE champion Daniel Bryan.