Report: WWE Signs Major International Wrestler & Former IWGP Champion

Mike Killam

IMG_3251According to, WWE has officially inked a deal with former New Japan Pro Wrestling star Fergal "Prince" Devitt. Rumors have been circulating for months now, dating back to November of 2013 when he lost the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship to Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom 8. 

Devitt is a 32-year-old Irish born wrestler trained by NWA UK Hammerlock and the New Japan Inoki Dojo, and has been wrestling in Japan full-time since 2006. One of the most decorated stars in NJPW of the past decade, he is a 2-time winner of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, a 6-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, and a 3-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion. He is also one of the founding members and former leader of the Bullet Club, until leaving the promotion and being replaced by new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles. 

Prince Devitt awaits a US work visa, and should be reporting to WWE NXT in Orlando, Florida in the next two months. 

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