WWE posted on their company website yesterday that former ECW Television Champion, Yoshihiro Tajiri, has come to terms with the company on his release.
Although Tajiri, a former WWE Tag Team Champion (w/ William Regal, and w/ Eddie Guerrero), just signed a new three-year deal with WWE not too long ago, he has chosen to move his family back to Japan for a quieter lifestyle, where he will reportedly give journalism a try. Also, many point out that another factor in his decision was the way the guys are treated in the back as of late, as well as the overall direction of the company. The unfortunate death of Eddie Guerrero is what really sparked Tajiri’s decision. The company removed the story from their website later that night, but we have confirmed that his last appearance will be on the RAW tapings this upcoming Monday.
Yoshihiro Tajiri, also known to fans as The Japanese Buzzsaw, was brought in WWE back in 2001, when he played the role of an assistant to Commissioner William Regal. He’s one of Paul Heyman’s personal favorites, and has been pushed in WWE on many ocassions, although on a lower level. He had a lengthy run as the Cruiserweight Champion, which featured two tremendous feuds with Rey Mysterio and Matt Hardy on SmackDown!. From his ECW days, his feuds with Little Guido (Nunzio) and Super Crazy stand out, and this past year at ECW One Nihgt Stand, the feud between the three was revived in a match.
Tajiri is generally considered to be a tremendous worker, and many people have nothing but positives to say about him. TheBalrogsLair.com and its readers with The Japanese Buzzsaw the best of luck in his future!