Last week, New Japan Pro Wrestling released a slick video via YouTube featuring the members of Los Ingobernables De Japon. The video focused on LIJ leader, Tetsuya Naito, teasing that a new member would be joining them at King Of Pro Wrestling.

Naito took to the mic in order to build up towards the reveal of their new recruit, before playfully stating that it was NJPW announcer, Milano Collection AT. Waving it off, the screen changed, now emblazoned with the words The Dragon.

The newest member took his time entering the ring, allowing the speculation to continue and anticipation to build before finally revealing himself to be Shingo Takagi.

#LIJ Xs Debut!!
Watch now??https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP#njkopw #njpwworld pic.twitter.com/oMojjX3NDV

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Shingo shares a common bond with the majority of LIJ, having been trained by Animal Hamaguchi just like Naito, BUSHI, SANADA, and EVIL. This throwback connection makes him an organic choice for their wonderful band of misfits.

A 4-time Open The Dream Gate Champion, 6-time Open The Triangle Gate Champion, 5-time Open The Twin Gate Champion, he is also a former GHC Junior Heavyweight and ROH Tag Team Champion. He has also competed in global tournaments such as King of The Gate, wXws 16 Carat Gold, and PWGs Battle Of Los Angeles.

Shingo is bound to be a great addition to the group if his debut outing is anything to go by:

The New member of Los Ingobernables de Japn!!
THE DRAGON @Takagi__Shingo#NJPWWorld Watch now??https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP
10.8 #njkopw #njpw pic.twitter.com/S2BiSZrHTD

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