On Monday, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Kevin Kelly has parted ways with the company.
Following the news surfacing, Rocky Romero, Will Ospreay, Alex Zayne and others took to Twitter to react.
You can check out some of the tweets below:
Kevin Kelly @realkevinkelly has been an incredible mentor to me. Thank you so much for all years of being the voice of Strong Style, and calling the most memorable NJPW moments. Very happy for him & his family and new opportunities!#ThankYouKevin https://t.co/8iTIgCz21n
— ROCKY ROMERO🇵🇷 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 🇯🇵“Chico El Luchador” (@azucarRoc) November 14, 2023
Kevin is the man https://t.co/Sf6dI3X74M
— Will Ospreay • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) November 14, 2023
A true gem. Thank you Kevin!
— Alex Zayne – アレックス・ゼイン (@AlexZayneSauce) November 14, 2023
— 渡辺大星/新日本プロレス リングアナウンサー (@njpw_twatanabe) November 14, 2023
I wanted that one call with @realkevinkelly and I’m beyond disappointed that it couldn’t happen. But I’m eternally grateful for KK looking at the vast, wide landscape that is pro wrestling and trusting a 21 year old kid plucked from obscurity to carry on the legacy he created. ❤️… https://t.co/nSgprmHzsM
— Walker Stewart (@VelvetVoiceWS) November 14, 2023
I will miss seeing @realkevinkelly at #NJPW shows. He was always encouraging, supporting and helping me along my broadcasting journey! ❤️❤️ https://t.co/hj1GuesA0o
— Emily Mae 🌟🌟 (@emilymaeheller) November 14, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about @realkevinkelly. Whether it is words of advice or words of encouragement; he’s always been real, supportive, and has always been one of the guys I trusted with how to approach specific aspects of this industry. There’s nobody like Kevin Kelly. https://t.co/gd5o0O8Syv
— Barrett Brown (野良犬) (@TCO_BarrettB) November 14, 2023
Thank you Kev @realkevinkelly https://t.co/zJi1Qw0hKa
— Kevin Knight/ ケビン・ナイト (@Jet2Flyy) November 14, 2023
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Kevin Kelly, the renowned commentator and voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), has recently announced his departure from the company. This news has sparked reactions from various wrestlers and fans alike, who have taken to social media to express their gratitude and admiration for Kelly’s contributions to the industry.
Kelly, who has been with NJPW for several years, has been praised as an incredible mentor and the voice of Strong Style. Wrestlers such as Rocky Romero, Will Ospreay, Alex Zayne, and others have expressed their appreciation for Kelly’s guidance and support throughout their careers.
Rocky Romero, known as “Chico El Luchador,” tweeted, “Kevin Kelly has been an incredible mentor to me. Thank you so much for all years of being the voice of Strong Style, and calling the most memorable NJPW moments. Very happy for him & his family and new opportunities! #ThankYouKevin.”
Similarly, Will Ospreay, a prominent wrestler in NJPW, simply stated, “Kevin is the man,” showing his respect and admiration for Kelly’s work.
Alex Zayne, another wrestler, referred to Kelly as a true gem, highlighting the impact he has had on the wrestling community.
These reactions demonstrate the profound influence Kevin Kelly has had on the wrestling industry, not only as a commentator but also as a mentor and supporter of young talent. His departure from NJPW marks the end of an era, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered by fans and wrestlers alike.
Other individuals, such as Walker Stewart and Emily Mae, also expressed their disappointment at not having the opportunity to work with Kelly directly but emphasized their gratitude for his trust and support in their broadcasting journeys.
Barrett Brown, a wrestler known as “野良犬” (Stray Dog), shared his appreciation for Kelly’s advice and encouragement throughout his career, stating that there is nobody like Kevin Kelly.
The outpouring of gratitude and respect from the wrestling community is a testament to Kevin Kelly’s impact on the industry. His dedication, knowledge, and support have left an indelible mark on the careers of many wrestlers.
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