Monday, 05 September 2011 09:47
Fergal "Prince" Devitt, who currently holds the IWGP jr. tag team title with Ryusuke Taguchi, and is widely considered near the top as the best in-ring performers in the world today, was announced as the newest member of the Wrestling Revolution Project stable.
WRP is Jeff Katz' new promotion that will produce a 13-week season of episodic wrestling television geared toward the Internet that will be filmed later this year.
Devitt is originally from Ireland, but is now based in Japan, and has worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling since 2006.
Devitt placed fourth last year for the Lou Thesz/Ric Flair award behind John Cena, Takashi Sugiura and Masato Yoshino for the 2010 Wrestler of the Year.
He placed third behind Daniel Bryan and Davey Richards for the Best In-Ring performer in the world.
He and Taguchi placed fourth behind The Kings of Wrestling, Motor City Machine Guns and Beer Money in the tag team of the year voting.
All of these placings were with the major disadvantage of not being seen regularly in the United States.
He also placed sixth for best flyer, and had three of the top 12 matches in the world for 2010 as voted by readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.