LEC, Inc. ending their sponsorship of pro wrestling industry

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The company is wrapping up their relationship with the pro wrestling industry. 

There’s a story that Shūkan Bunshun ran which notes that L.E.C. (Life, Enjoyment & Convenience) is stepping back from their sponsorship of the pro wrestling industry as a whole. They’ve sponsored multiple pro wrestling events and in 2023, they were the sponsor for Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay’s IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Title match at Wrestle Kingdom. 

LEC’s Chairman/CEO/Co-founder Mitsuo Aoki told Shūkan Bunshun about the withdrawal from pro wrestling. He said their involvement will end in June. 

Our involvement in the pro wrestling industry will end in June.

On May 10th, it was announced that current L.E.C. President Takaki Nagamori will be stepping down from his position at the general shareholders meeting in June. Mitsuo Aoki will pick back up as President of the company. 

Nagamori is a known pro wrestling fan and he discussed his fandom in a 2023 interview with Tokyo Sports. In addition to their sponsorship of wrestling, they’ve created attires for wrestlers such as NOAH’s Kenoh and former World of Stardom Champion Giulia. 

Shūkan Bunshun reached out to NJPW about the relationship with L.E.C. coming to end and they gave the following comment: 

We will refrain from responding to inquiries regarding individual transactions.

As more information regarding this story becomes available, we’ll update you here on POST Wrestling.

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