Katsuya Kitamura Is Done With NJPW

NJPW announced one of its rising stars, Katsuya Kitamura, is done with the company. According to NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton, Kitamura was injured while training, spent over a year of medical treatment and rehabbing, but after talking with NJPW he decided to leave.

His final match was last March where he teamed up with Manabu Nakanishi in a loss against Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano.



Kitmaura thanked the fans for their support, as translated by @STRIGGA.



At 6'0, 265 lbs, Kitamura stood out among the other Young Lions in NJPW and had a natural charisma that led him to winning the 2017 Young Lion's Cup.

According to F4WOnline, he had been offered a new contract for 2019, but obviously didn't sign it to remain with NJPW.


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