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NJPW's Shota Umino, Ren Narita to begin excursions

Two of NJPW’s young lions are off to start on their learning excursions.

The company announced this morning that Shota Umino and Ren Narita would begin their excursions following the events of the Young Lion Cup, where both finished tied for second place with ten points each. Umino is setting off to the UK while Narita will train under Katsuyori Shibata at the LA Dojo.

This news comes following backstage comments  from both that took place following their matches at Destruction in Kobe. Umino said this was the first time he hated losing to someone and eventually asked to go on an excursion. 

Narita meanwhile interrupted Shibata during a promo where Shibata was talking about the LA Dojo and Karl Fredericks, who won the Young Lion Cup. Narita begged Shibata to let him train under his guidance. Shibata ended up accepting. 

Shota Umino made his wrestling debut on April 13, 2017, losing to Taka Michinoku at Lion’s Gate Project 4. Narita made his debut a few months later on July 4th, wrestling Umino to a time limit draw at Lion’s Gate Project 7.