The 32-year-old shared that he will not be returning to the company after his contract expires.
“As of today August 1st I am no longer under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and I will not be re-signing with the company at this time. Though there is disappointment in the ending of this chapter I am grateful for the last four years traveling the world and growing with my best friends. I want to say thank you to the company for the opportunities and especially thank you to Shibata-San for believing in me and bringing me along his journey with the LA Dojo. Last but not least thank you to my fans and thank you to the NJPW fans for Your support over these years. I hope You will continue to support me along my path wherever that may lead.”
G1 Climax 32 is an upcoming event where wrestlers compete. Wrestlers wishing to partake must be selected by the organizers.
Fredericks has not performed for New Japan Pro Wrestling since a show on May 15th. He was announced to team with Christopher Daniels in the Strong Openweight Tag Team Title Tournament but later replaced by Yuya Uemura.