Reports: Hikuleo expected to join WWE following end of NJPW deal

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Long-time NJPW talent Hikuleo might be WWE-bound soon.

Recent reports from both Fightful and Bodyslam.net have mentioned that Hikuleo could soon be the latest NJPW star to make the move to WWE.

Early Monday, Bodyslam.net wrote that Hikuleo’s final date with the promotion reportedly was the Dominion card on Sunday and that he is “presumed to be headed to WWE.”

Hours later, Fightful had a similar report stating that Hikuleo is expected to join the company once he is available and out of his deal with NJPW.

Hikuleo’s second reign as NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champions alongside El Phantasmo came to an end just a couple of days ago, dropping the belts to Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste of TMDK. 

Former stablemates of Hikuleo under the Guerillas of Destiny – Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa – have both recently joined WWE and taken major roles in the prominent Bloodline faction.

NJPW has been Hikuleo’s home since his in-ring debut in 2016. He has worked more than 250 matches for them, including appearances in the 2023 G1 Climax and three different minor title reigns.

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