After leaving WWE, Michinoku returned to Japan, beginning a long tenure with Kaientai Dojo, and would work for both All Japan and New Japan at different times. It's been years since Michinoku has wrestled in the United States.
That changes on WrestleMania weekend, when Michinoku returns to the United States mainland. The influential high flyer will perform at Joey Janela's Spring Break 3, taking place Friday night, April 5 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ.
Michinoku's opponent will be Orange Cassidy, a regular in Game Changer Wrestling and Beyond Wrestling in the northeastern US.
This will mark Michinoku's first match in the United States since April 21, 2004, when he wrestled in Honolulu for Hawaii Championship Wrestling. Michinoku's last match on the US mainland took place October 2, 2001, when he and Funaki won a dark match at a set of SmackDown tapings in Mobile, AL over two unknown opponents.