The DDT Pro Wrestling promotion have announced that Jun Akiyama, who had been ‘on loan’ with the promotion from July and had recently been working as a freelancer, has signed a one-year contract with the promotion.

Akiyama, who is the KO-D Openweight Champion, will serve in a coaching role for the company. Akiyama was originally scheduled to come in as a guest coach at the WWE Performance Center in May 2020, however the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to those plans, with his new contract not permitting that to happen until February 2022 at the earliest.