"Hachiman" Hideki Suzuki has been released by WWE.
On January 5, WWE confirmed to Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp that "Hachiman" Hideki Suzuki had been released from his contract.
Suzuki had signed with the company in April 2021 to be a coach at the Performance Center, but his role evolved into one that saw him become an on-screen member of the Diamond Mine faction. There, he worked alongside Malcolm Bivens and Roderick Strong, also serving as a trainer for young recruits like Julius and Brutus Creed and Ivy Nile.
Prior to WWE, Suzuki was a World Champion for Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Zero1, and Wrestle-1.
Hideki Suzuki of Diamond Mine has been let go from WWE, Fightful has confirmed with the company.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 5, 2022
In addition to Suzuki, WWE has released multiple Performance Center staff as they "continue the evolution of NXT 2.0." Among those let go were William Regal and Road Dogg. Click here to learn more.