Pro Wrestling NOAH star Kaito Kiyomiya, who was the winner of the 2022 NOAH N-1 Victory Tournament, announced that he will not return to the touranemnt this year as he will be focused on the NJPW G1 CLIMAX tournament, where he was announced as a surprise entrant.

Kiyomiya stated, “As a result of talking with the company, I decided to withdraw from N-1 VICTORY in order to focus on G1 CLIMAX. I’ve come to the conclusion that I will become a G1 star, I will come back with a win.”