Tokyo Sports at Tokyo-Sports.co.jp is reporting that former Pro Wrestling NOAH superstar KENTA Kobayashi has signed with WWE and the company is planning to officially introduce KENTA at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall during a press conference on July 12 when WWE is in town for their yearly Japan tour.
KENTA’s deal with Pro Wrestling NOAH expired in April but the promotion has refused to confirm that their star man is moving to WWE when pressed about the issue by Tokyo Sports.
In late January of this year, KENTA showed up at the WWE Performance Center and had a WWE tryout. Later he said that he was not looking after a WWE deal but rather he was there to “fulfill a dream” and take part in a WWE workout.
KENTA is 33 years old and made his professional wrestling debut in mid-2000. He wrestled for Pro Wrestling Noah from 2000 till 2014 and also did some work for Ring Of Honor.