REPORT: Tama Tonga joining WWE

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The multi-time IWGP Tag Team Champion is headed to WWE, per report. 

According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline, WWE sources confirmed to the outlet that Tama Tonga is headed to the sports entertainment company. 

Tama spent a total of 14 years with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and in January, after capturing the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom, he told the media that it would be his final month with NJPW. 

He explained that he wants to be with his family more and does not want to continue missing out on his children growing up in addition to wanting to be with his wife. 

His final match for NJPW took place at The New Beginning in Sapporo. He teamed with his brother Tanga Loa and they fell in defeat to El Phantasmo and Tama and Tanga’s younger brother, Hikuleo. 

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