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Jacket Time was a professional wrestling tag team composed of KUSHIDA & Ikemen Jiro in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand.

History

NXT (2021-2022)

Ikemen Jiro and Kushida first teamed on the November 5, 2021 episode of 205 Live in a losing effort against the Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson). Next week on the November 9, 2021 episode of NXT, Jiro & Kushida, now under the name Jacket Time, were defeated by The Creed Brothers (Julius Creed & Brutus Creed) of Diamond Mine, the stable Kushida had lost the NXT Cruiserweight Championship to. After the match, Odyssey Jones hit the ring and sent Diamond Mine packing. Next week on the November 16, 2021 episode of NXT, Jacket Time teamed up with Odyssey Jones to defeat The Creed Brothers and Roderick Strong in a Six Man Tag Team Match.

On the November 30, 2021 episode of NXT, Jacket Time interrupted the Grizzled Young Veterans while they were trying to break into the locker room of Josh Briggs. Jacket Time caused a stir and Briggs and his partner, Brooks Jensen, were able to stop the GYV. On the December 7, 2021 episode of NXT, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen defeated The Creed Brothers and were congratulated by Jacket Time backstage. However, the Grizzled Young Veterans interrupted and a brawl broke out between the two teams. Jacket Time then appeared on Lashing Out with Lash Legend on the December 14, 2021 episode of NXT, where Kushida and Jiro said that GYV had no respect for the ring and promised to wipe the floor with them. Jacket Time did just that after The Creed Brothers distracted the Grizzled Young Veterans.

After defeating the Grizzled Young Veterans, Jacket Time competed in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament (2022), but were eliminated by MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) in the first round on the January 25, 2022 episode of NXT. On April 18, Kushida left WWE following his contract expiring, effectively disbanding Jacket Time.

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