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KENTA to take part in NOAH Budokan Hall event on January 1

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KENTA is set to make his return to Pro Wrestling NOAH on January 1st.

It was announced this evening at the NOAH the BEST 2021 event that KENTA, who currently wrestles for New Japan Pro Wrestling, will be part of NOAH’s event at Budokan Hall on January 1st. It wasn’t specified who he will face.

KENTA graduated from the All Japan Pro Wrestling dojo in 2000 but quickly joined NOAH later in the year along with most of AJPW’s roster. He spent the next 14 years winning major championships in both NOAH’s junior heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, including winning the GHC Heavyweight Championship on one occasion. He left to join WWE in 2014, and upon his departure from WWE in 2019, he joined NJPW, where he has remained since.

On January 8, NOAH will take part in the third night of Wrestle Kingdom 8 at the Yokohama Arena for a show called NJPW vs. NOAH, a supercard featuring wrestlers from both companies. No matches have been announced for the show.