This week continues to be a busy one for New Japan Pro Wrestling, as news keeps flowing from the company. After Bad Luck Fale announced that he wouldn't be leaving New Japan, reports emerged that Bullet Club partner Tama Tonga will be sticking around as well.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio mentioned on last night's show that Tonga has re-signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling. The 33-year old has been in New Japan since 2010, and is a founding member of the highly popular Bullet Club faction.
Shortly after we published the story, Tonga took to Twitter to say this wasn't the case. Tonga said that he's still a free agent, despite the rumors that he'd re-signed a new deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Sorry to Bust.... #freeagent— theBadBoy_TamaTonga (@Tama_Tonga) January 12, 2016
New Japan looks to be losing Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson to the WWE. New Japan made a bit of a preemptive strike by stripping Nakamura of the IWGP Intercontinental Championship as opposed to having him drop the title.
Tonga is the son of Haku, who showed up at Wrestle Kingdom 10 and New Year Dash as a cameo member of the Bullet Club. Tonga's brother Micah competes for TNA, and performed in the WWE and NXT as Camacho.