MVP has announced he'll join NEW in Japan soon.

He tweeted, "Taking my services to Japan. I've always been a fan of Japanese puroresu! So this is yet another dream being fulfilled. I asked 4 my release so that I could go 2 Japan."

Today, MVP will be facing Matt Hardy in the main event of the Northeast Wrestling (NEW) promotion's Wrestlefest 15 card at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Another match scheduled for the NEW show is Jerry Lawler vs. Tommy Dreamer in a steel cage match. Also advertised are Sgt. Slaughter, Carlito and Sabu and a TLC match.

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