KUSHIDA wrestled his last match for NJPW earlier today, taking on Hiroshi Tanahashi as part of the Road to The New Beginning tour. Tanahashi picked up the victory. Following the bout, wrestlers took to social media to react to KUSHIDA leaving.
新日本プロレスでの闘い、練習、そして出会い。その全てに感謝します。8年間ありがとうございました。棚橋さんは超強かったぁ-- pic.twitter.com/KQnNlobNRp— KUSHIDA (@KUSHIDA_0904) January 29, 2019
凄い旅にしてこい-- pic.twitter.com/eFLLwrbqSM— 真壁 刀義 (@GBH_makabe) January 29, 2019
Thank you @KUSHIDA_0904.— “A̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶ Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January 29, 2019
You honestly have no idea how much you helped me get to where I am. Good luck to wherever you end up, I hope you & your family are very happy.
KUSHIDA is reportedly headed to WWE and is expected to be part of the NXT brand.