Wrestling News World reader Dan Rattigan met William Regal at a comedy club on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Regal claimed that Tajiri will be returning to WWE in January as a star in the company's cruiserweight division.
Tajiri, who turned 46-years-old in September, worked a couple of dates for WWE in their Cruiserweight Classic earlier this year. He beat Damian Slater in the first round and lost to Gran Metalik in the second round.
After three years in ECW, Tajiri worked for WWE in the 2000s before returning to Japan, along with a brief stint in TNA Wrestling in 2014. His last big contract was with Wrestle-1, which he worked under from June 2014 to June 2016.