Rumor: Tajiri Signs New Contract w/ WWE & Will Stay on After Cruiserweight Classic


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According to several reports going around online, wrestling legend Yoshihiro Tajiri has signed a new deal with WWE and will remain on with the company following the upcoming Cruiserweight Classic. Wrestlezone has reached out to WWE for comment and will update this post if any new information becomes available. 

Tajiri, 45, left WWE in 2005 and other than an appearance at the 2006 ECW One Night Stand PPV, has not been back in an on-screen role with the company since. He has since worked all around the world, including TNA, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and ended up signing a deal with Wrestle-1. According to reports, Tajiri’s contract with Wrestle-1 expired earlier this week and he will not be renewing, along with AKIRA, Minoru Tanaka, Ryota Hama and Nakanokami Yasushibun, who are all leaving the promotion. 

Tajiri is a 3-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, 2-time WWE tag champion, and a former WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, ECW tag team and television champion, WCW United States Champion, and CMLL Light Heavywight Champion. No word on whether WWE intends to use him as an active wrestle or in a backstage role or developmental trainer, if indeed the rumors are confirmed.