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Chris Dickinson Signs With New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Chris Dickinson has signed with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

On Tuesday, Chris Dickinson announced he had signed an agreement with New Japan, explaining his reasoning for the decision in a post on his Instagram account:

I am beyond proud to announce that I have officially signed an agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling. I’ve heard you all for years say I should sign with other companies and I appreciate everyone of your hopes for my success but this is what I’ve always wanted. With the companies expansion in the USA on the rise and Japan finally reopening, the future is brighter than ever. I am still available to work independently in the USA and internationally excluding Japan but NJPW is now home. Let’s continue to bring the highest level of pro wrestling to the world together.

Dickinson made his New Japan debut under the company’s NJPW Strong banner in the United States in January 2021. His most recent match for the company was against Ren Narita at the NJPW STRONG Mutiny taping on April 10.

Dickinson recently spoke with WrestleZone about facing off with Minoru Suzuki at Bloodsport, calling the match the perfect way to test himself since returning from a leg injury. Dickinson had been sidelined since November with a severe dislocation, but returned to the ring in Dallas for the match with Suzuki, as well as two more contests against Matt Cardona and Tomohiro Ishii.

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