Kota Ibushi is certainly one of the best pro wrestlers in the world right now. He was involved in a lot of controversy earlier this year, leaving his NJPW status in doubt. He might also be leaving NJPW in the end.

Earlier this year, NJPW officially addressed a ‘severe disagreement’ NJPW and Kota Ibushi had in May, with it being announced that Ibushi would receive a penalty for an appearance that breached his NJPW contract, and an official who allegedly harassed Ibushi to also receive a penalty.

It was then reported that things between both sides had calmed down last month. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the talent in the company believe that Ibushi is not coming back and is done with the company.

For whatever this is worth, the talent believes that Kota Ibushi is not coming back. We haven’t heard anything from the Ibushi side on this.


Kota Ibushi also recently hinted at making his way to AEW. With Kenny Omega back in the fold, perhaps Ibushi might finally go to AEW as well.

What’s your take on this store? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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