Hiromu Takahashi made a surprise appearance to open up today's Dominion show at Osaka-Jo Hall.
The Time Bomb made his way to the ring at the beginning of the event and after greeting the crowd, he revealed he is continuing his recovery and will be returning to action soon.
Takahashi has been on the shelf since he sustained a left pectoral injury in February. He was forced to relinquish the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship as a result of the injury, which brought his fourth reign with the gold to an end after 51 days.
The Los Ingobernables de Japon man was expected to be out of action for six months at the time.
Takahashi was also involved later in the Dominion show as he raised his stablemates' Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI and SANADA's arms following their victory over Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., and DOUKI. SANADA pinned ZSJ to pick up the win and the former X-Division Champion looks set to team with Tetsuya Naito and challenge Suzuki-gun for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Title soon.