One of the key reasons that WWE signed KENTA was because the WWE Network will be expanding into Japan next year and because of that reason, they have wanted a big Japanese star.
Additionally, KENTA will play a big role in WWE’s attempt to expand their reach in the Japanese market, as NXT, where he will report to initially, just secured a deal to air on J-Sports, a Japanese satelitte channel.
KENTA is scheduled to arrive in Orlando, Florida this week. WWE has another press conference scheduled with him then.
(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)