A former NJPW star has been spotted at the WWE Performance Center just a few weeks after their time with the Japanese company came to an end.
On August 1st Karl Fredericks announced that he was no longer part of New Japan Pro Wrestling, posting the following statement on his social media:
“As of today August 1st I am no longer under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and I will not be re-signing with the company at this time. Though there is disappointment at the ending of this chapter I am grateful for the last four years traveling the world and growing with my best friends.”
“I want to say thank you to the company for the opportunities and especially thank you to Shibata-San for believing in me and bringing me along his journey with the LA Dojo. Last but not least thank you to my fans and thank you to the NJPW fans for your support over these years. I hope you will continue to support me along my path wherever that may lead.”
That message came almost three months after Karl Fredericks competed in his final New Japan match for NJPW Strong against AEW’s QT Marshall.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider has now reported that there might be a hint to Fredericks’ future after he was spotted at the WWE Performance Center earlier this week. There is no word from WWE or Fredericks if this means he is WWE or NXT bound.