KENTA has updated his fans about his visit this week to the WWE Performance Center, where he explained he wasn't there for a WWE tryout but simply a workout where company executives were present. He said he's always wanted to give WWE a try so he used his time off to travel to the United States and work out at the company's developmental training facility.
He concluded by thanking Pro Wrestling NOAH president Akira Taue for allowing him the opportunity. So based on this, rumors a WWE contract is imminent are premature as of this writing.
You can read a translated version of his note below or click here to read it in its original format:
I am sorry for having you all confused over the various information about my visit in the US.
As a matter of fact, I am in the States and joining the WWE training. But as for now, it’s not about getting a tryout or a contact.
It is indeed true that I have always been yearning for a spot in WWE, and I’ve always wanted to give it a try sometime. After all, you only live once. “I should have given it a try.” “I should have chosen another way.” I’ve had those regrets when I was in my middle and high school, and even after I got in to this business. I just did not want to regret later about something I haven’t tried, so I used my time off to participate in the WWE workout. The executives were at the workout, so perhaps I may have left a mark.
The place is full of competition and hungry guys. It’s not as simple as being good at Puroresu or having strength. There are so many guys with monster physique and guys who are way athletically superior to me. And even they don’t get into the big league. That’s how tough this place could be. I can easily imagine that surviving in this environment could be severe. And spending a few days in that environment became a really good experience for me.
I’m sorry to have caused the confusion, but one thing I can say for sure is that “I’m glad I came”. I would like to work even harder making use of this experience.
And lastly, I would like to thank President Taue for letting me take this chance.
Thanks to Twitter.com/puro_yottsume for Tweeting me this.