Fare thee well. There have been a lot of departures from WWE over the last several months and the majority of them have not been against the wrestlers’ wishes. WWE has released so many wrestlers that it has been hard to keep up with all of them, but not everyone has been let go. Now it seems that another wrestler has left, but this time it was their own decision to depart.

According to Fightful, Kushida has left WWE. This comes after Kushida was attacked by Von Wagner last week on NXT, though there was no indication that Kushida was leaving. Kushida officially signed with WWE in April 2019 and spent his time with the company in NXT and on 205 Live. He won the Cruiserweight Title in April 2021 and held it for a little over five months before losing the title to Roderick Strong in September of the same year. There is no word on where Kushida plans to sign next.

Opinion: This isn’t exactly a surprise as Kushida hasn’t been doing much in recent months. He has been stuck down in NXT since he debuted, so what is the point in sticking around if he isn’t going to get to move up to the bigger shows? Kushida is a talented wrestler, but if he isn’t happy in WWE, there is nothing wrong with moving on. He fulfilled his contract and now he could pop up anywhere, which could make for an interesting debut.

What do you think of Kushida’s time in WWE? Where do you see him going next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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