Puroresu Spirit reports that Shinsuke Nakamura is indeed leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling for WWE following an interview that he did with Tokyo Sports. Nakamura’s contract with NJPW was up this month.
The question remains whether or not Nakamura will defend the IWGP IC belt before he leaves for the United States to work for WWE. More information is available at this link.
WWE going after NJPW’s top talent after their biggest show of the year IS NOT a coincidence. There is a major backstory to all of this as WWE was FURIOUS when New Japan leaked they were negotiating with WWE to put some of their content on the WWE Network. At the time they had no idea WWE would begin targeting their talent roster but we’re told WWE is attempting to “neuter” NJPW’s ability to compete in the US and are looking to compete with them in Japan as well. We have full details at the link below: