The 31 year old from Tokyo, real name Sōjirō Higuchi, signed with WWE in December of 2020. Much of his career prior to that was with the Japanese promotion WRESTLE-1, where he worked for almost seven years as Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio.
In WWE, he started on 205 Live before moving over to NXT. Jiro was a comedy act for WWE, wearing and wrestling in colorful blazers. His most prominent role on television was as one-half of the Jacket Time tag team with KUSHIDA.
After KUSHIDA left WWE and returned to New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the middle of last year, Jiro continued to wrestle on NXT and its b-show Level Up — but not in anything designed to gain traction on television.
We’ll see what he does next. You can find a full list of this week’s WWE talent releases here.