Ikemen Jiro is no longer a part of WWE and is released from his contract as part of recent round of cuts made by WWE.
PWInsider reported the news about Jiro’s WWE release on Friday Morning. He inked the contract with WWE in December of 2020. Prior to that, a significant portion of his wrestling career was spent with the Japanese promotion WRESTLE-1, where he devoted nearly seven years of his time under the persona Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio.
In WWE, he initially began his journey on 205 Live before transitioning to NXT. Jiro adopted a comedic persona in WWE, wearing colorful blazers for both his attire and matches. His most notable on-screen role was as a member of the Jacket Time tag team alongside Kushida.
Following KUSHIDA’s departure from WWE and his return to New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the middle of last year, Jiro remained active in NXT and its secondary show, Level Up. However, his matches during this period were not specifically aimed at gaining attention or traction on television.
Ikemen Jiro’s final match took place on NXT Level Up, in a dark match where he was defeated by Luca Crusifino. WWE has released more NXT superstars as part of the mass release. You can click here to get more details on the latest round for WWE Releases.