The New Japan Pro Wrestling presence in Impact Wrestling will continue next Thursday as Satoshi Kojima will make his debut.
The announcement was made Thursday via a highlight package on Impact's TV show, seen below.
The 50-year-old last worked for New Japan at April's Sakura Genesis, tagging up with Hiroshi Tanahashi in a winning effort against Jay White and Bad Luck Fale. He had worked regularly for New Japan post-pandemic, but mostly in tag team matches.
Kojima is the fourth New Japan talent to compete in Impact Wrestling the last few months, joining current Tag Team Champions FinJuice (David Finlay and Juice Robinson) and El Phantasmo who failed in his bid to unseat X-Division Champion Josh Alexander at last Saturday's Under Siege.
Kojima's last visit to the U.S. was in 2020 as part of the five-date New Japan New Beginnings tour.
He was the first man to simultaneously hold the IWGP and All Japan Triple Crown titles. He is also a former NWA World Champion, MLW Champion, and a six-time IWGP Tag Team Champion.
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