Chase Owens recently announced that he has resigned with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The Bullet Club member has been with Japan’s top wrestling promotion since 2014.
According to Cassidy Haynes of BodySlam, Owens has signed a five-year deal with the company. The new contract also gets him a considerable pay raise among other perks.
“The deal is said to be a considerable raise from his previous deal with the company, and he will also be receiving a raise every year of the five years on his contract going forward.”
The outlet continued, “Additionally, I was told that the deal is in the $150-$200k range, and that he will be able to renegotiate the amount of money at the end of each year.”
It looks like Owens will finally be able to challenge Hiroshi Tanahashi for his IWGP U.S. title. The two squared off with each other during last year’s G1 Climax, with Owens getting the victory over the Ace.
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