Michael Elgin & Teruaki Kanemitsu Leave NJPW

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Teruaki Kanemitsu and Michael Elgin have both left the company. NJPW released the following statements on both talents.

Teruaki Kanemitsu leaves NJPW

Teruaki Kanemitsu, who debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a Young Lion in 2016, has left NJPW.

Kanemitsu suffered an injury in November 2016, and has worked diligently to return to the ring. However, after careful consideration and dialogue, the decision was made for him to leave NJPW as of March 31, 2019.

We apologize to Kanemitsu’s fans who supported him through his rehabilitation process, and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

A statement from Teruaki Kanemitsu

‘I have nothing but gratitude to the New Japan fans who gave me so much support. I’m disappointed that things have end this way, and I’m truly sorry. 

From here on out I will walk a different path. I feel like I will be going on an indefinite learning excursion, and I will dedicate myself to living up to the NJPW standard. I hope you continue to support me in the future’.

Michael Elgin leaves NJPW

Michael Elgin has left New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Elgin debuted with NJPW during the 2015 G1 Climax and instantly impressed with his powerful, hard hitting offense. On March 3 2016 in Ota-ku, Elgin publicly announced that he had signed with NJPW, and went on to win the NEVER Openweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships.

After careful consideration and dialogue, Elgin and NJPW have mutually decided to part ways after his contract expired on March 31, 2019.

We wish Michael Elgin nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

New Japan Pro Wrestling Company, Ltd.

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of WrestleFix.com. He is a long time contributor to WrestleOhio.com, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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