Toryumon was later renamed Dragon Gate, and Asai parted ways with the promotion. In 2002, Asai underwent another surgery to repair the damage done to his arm in hopes of returning to wrestling.In late 2002 Ultimo Dragon was in talks with World Wrestling Entertainment for another shot at a United States run.
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In addition to having trained in Japan, Asai learned to wrestle in the lucha libre style while working in Mexico.
He is credited with popularizing the "Asai Moonsault".
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In 1991, he signed with the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion where he first adopted the Último Dragón mask and persona.
During the same period, Asai also signed with the Japanese WAR promotion, and due to co-promoting, he was able to wrestle for NJPW.
In March 1990, he joined the Universal Wrestling Federation in Japan.
He also competed in the Universal Lucha Libre promotion founded by his mentor Gran Hamada.
In 1997, Asai then became a trainer where he trained three classes of students, "Toryumon Japan", "Toryumon 2000 Project" (T2P), and "Toryumon X".