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Chris Dickinson signs agreement with NJPW

Dickinson is still able to work indie shows outside of Japan.

Chris Dickinson is making NJPW his pro wrestling home.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Dickinson announced that he's officially signed an agreement with NJPW. The deal allows Dickinson to still work indies in the United States and internationally (except for in Japan).

Dickinson wrote that, with NJPW's expansion in the United States and Japan finally reopening, the future is brighter than ever:

I am beyond proud to announce that I have officially signed an agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling. I’ve heard you all for years say I should sign with other companies and I appreciate everyone of your hopes for my success but this is what I’ve always wanted. With the companies expansion in the USA on the rise and Japan finally reopening, the future is brighter than ever. I am still available to work independently in the USA and internationally excluding Japan but NJPW is now home. Let’s continue to bring the highest level of pro wrestling to the world together.

Dickinson has been a regular on NJPW Strong since the start of 2021. 

At NJPW Battle in the Valley last November, Dickinson suffered a hip injury that was expected to keep him out of action for six months, but he returned to the ring this March.

Dickinson, Fred Rosser, Josh Alexander, Alex Coughlin & Ren Narita will face Team Filthy (JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Danny Limelight, Jorel Nelson & Black Tiger) in a 10-man tag team match at NJPW Windy City Riot this Saturday. The show is airing on Fite TV as a pay-per-view.