WWE Rumours: Tajiri to make WWE return next year
Tajiri was last seen in WWE's Cruiserweight Classic tournament which took place earlier this year.
According to reports from Wrestling News World, former WWE superstar Tajiri is all set to make a return to the world’s most popular wrestling promotion. One of the website’s readers named Dan Rattigan caught up with the Japanese wrestler’s colleague from his WWE days, William Regal, who claimed that he will be back in January.
Regal also apparently said that Tajiri will be joining in as a top name in WWE’s rejuvenated cruiserweight division. If this piece of information is indeed true, it could turn out to be a big boost for perhaps the most action-packed segment of Monday Night Raw.
Although the 46-year old had left the WWE way back in 2005, he did make a couple of appearances at the Cruiserweight Classic tournament which took place in June this year. Tajiri won his first match against Damian Slater but lost to Gran Metalik in the second round and ended up being eliminated.
The former WWE cruiserweight champion has also been part of numerous other wrestling promotions in his career. Before his WWE years, Tajiri was an ECW superstar and also wrestled in the independent circuit for a while.
Among his other notable ventures are stints with HUSTLE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Wrestling New Classic and Wrestle-1. For a couple of months in the year 2014, Tajiri was also part of TNA Wrestling.
William Regal has been a long-term associate of Tajiri and the latter’s first appearance in the WWE, then known as WWF, was as an assistant to the former’s WWF Commissioner gimmick in 2001. The duo also became the World Tag Team champions once in a 2005 episode of Raw after beating La Resistance.
When Tajiri had returned to the WWE for the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, there were rumours doing the rounds that he had signed an extended contract with them. However, they did not prove to be true and so we will have to wait and watch if Regal’s claims are indeed correct.