In a post on his official Twitter account, Karl Fredericks revealed that his contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling expired as of today and that he will not be re-signing with the company.
The statement reads, “As of today, August 1st, I am no longer under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and I will not be re-signing with the company at this time. Though there is disappointment in the ending of this chapter, I am grateful for the last four years traveling the world and growing with my best friends. I want to say thank you to the company for the opportunities and especially thank you to Shibata-san for believing in me and bringing me along his journey with the LA Dojo. Last, but not least, thank you to my fans and thank you to the NJPW fans for your support over these years. I hope you will continue to support me along my path, wherever that may lead.”
— Karl Fredericks • ??????????? (@karlfredericks_) August 1, 2022