Former Impact Wrestling X Division Champion Taiji Ishimori has announced his departure from the Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion in Japan, and is reportedly hoping to sign with WWE.
In addition to the Impact X Division Championship, Ishimori is also a three-time NOAH Global Honored Crown Junior Heavyweight Champion and six-time Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, as well as a former Lucha Libre AAA World Tag Team Champion.
The following is a rough Japanese-to-English translation of Ishimori's statement to Yahoo! Japan:
"It is not possible to fight individually with the front line in the current fight style for ten years, considering that kind of thing, experienced overseas expedition, and had an interest in the outside world Twelve years at Noah, Wrestling career 16 years, I wonder if this is a decision, I will regret my life unless I take the first step here, "he told the reasons for the decision. In Noah, GHC junior heavyweight champion was crowned 3 times. He gained attention from domestic and foreign countries as the main player of Noah Jr., such as the GHC Junior Tag Championship and the Impact Wrestling Impact X - Division throne etc overseas expedition recently. In addition, it was said that he was also inspired by Mr. Shinsuke Nakamura of WWE with friends, Itami · Hideo, and Kota Ibike overseas. Ishimori said, "As a freelance in the future, as Japanese people are active all over the world, I want to keep trying to line up there, WWE is the goal,"