Kota Ibushi has made a name for himself as one of the most dynamic and athletic competitors in the ring. With a background in martial arts and a fearless approach to high-flying moves, Ibushi has captivated audiences around the world with his innovative style and captivating performances. From his early days in the Japanese indies to his recent triumphs as a multi-time champion, Ibushi continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in professional wrestling and sets the bar for future generations of competitors to come. He is a true standout in his field, and a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and raw talent.
His in-ring skills saw him become the final IWGP Heavyweight Champion and the inaugural IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. He has won many accolades throughout his illustrious career in Japan.
Unfortunately for Japanese wrestling fans, his time with NJPW has come to an end. Fightful Select is reporting that Kota Ibushi became a free agent as of midnight Tokyo time and is free to work anywhere he wants.
While there seems to be major interest from several major wrestling promotions, contacts within those promotions believe that Ibushi will want to remain a freelancer. Sources close to the Japanese sensation also confirmed that he was happy doing that before signing with NJPW.
His NJPW situation devolved because there was a “significant private matter” that Ibushi was dealing with and NJPW wanted him to work through it which severed their relationship.
“Kota Ibushi became a free agent at midnight Tokyo time, and is now free to work anywhere he wants. Those that we’ve spoken to say that there’s major interest from a number of companies, with that varying from wanting him to sign full-time deals or even getting one-off appearances. Some contacts in each major company are of the belief that Ibushi would want to remain a freelancer. Sources close to him said that he was very happy doing that before signing with NJPW, and New Japan was a “live and learn” situation. Ibushi has not confirmed that himself.
The New Japan situation devolved not just because of him being asked to wrestle with an injured shoulder. We’re told that there was a “significant private matter” that Ibushi was dealing with that we won’t pry into, but that NJPW also wanted him to work through that didn’t seem to help the relationship.
Ibushi is confirmed for several GCW shows during WrestleMania week, which have been in the works since earlier this month. We’re told the plan is for him to work a big main event at Spring Break with Joey Janela.
We have reached out to Ibushi directly, but haven’t heard back as of yet.”
Ibushi is scheduled to work several GCW shows during WrestleMania week which has been in the works for weeks. It appears that the plan is for him to wrestle in a big main event match at Spring Break against Joey Janela. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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