Chris Dickinson, New Japan Pro Wrestling Come To Terms on New Contract
After a year of speculation, New Japan has finally reached an agreement with its Dirty Daddy. Chris Dickinson announced on his Instagram today that a pact is in place to keep him in New Japan going forward.
Dickinson, who is currently the World Champion of the United Wrestling Network, will continue to work independent dates stateside and internationally, as long as they’re not a direct competitor to New Japan in the market. Dickinson is perhaps best known for his work with Beyond Wrestling and GameChanger Wrestling.
Dickinson debuted on New Japan Strong during the pandemic, originally as a member of Team Filthy. Dickinson and Tom Lawlor had a feud following their split, culminating in a NJPW Strong Openweight Championship contest at Collision 2021. Throughout his tenure, Dickinson has competed in a number of marquee matches, including teaming with former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and competing against Minoru Suzuki. The Dirty Daddy missed a number of months following an injury at Battle of the Valley, but returned to NJPW during festivities in Dallas in a loss to Tomohiro Ishii at Lone Star Shootout.
You can watch Chris Dickinson’s interview with Bodyslam’s Jameus Mooney from this past January below.
Bodyslam will continue to keep you as up-to-date as possible on Dickinson’s deal with NJPW.