Kota Ibushi is a highly esteemed professional wrestler whose remarkable talent has earned him a place in the annals of wrestling history. Although his association with NJPW was marred by controversy in early 2022, which fueled speculations about his potential exit from the company, he has since become a free agent after parting ways with them. He is now a free agent and is open to working for WWE for an interesting reason.

Kota Ibushi has been on the shelf since his match with Kazuchika Okada in the final match of the G1 Climax 31 tournament in NJPW in October 2021, due to a shoulder injury. Fans have been eagerly anticipating his return to the ring, but there has been no official update on his in-ring comeback status yet.

As previously reported, Kota Ibushi is now officially free agent after parting ways with NJPW. Right after that, Ibushi was announced for several upcoming shows, including in GCW.

While speaking with Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Kota Ibushi revealed that he would “certainly work with WWE” if he had the opportunity to “train and create the next generation of wrestlers” at the WWE Performance Center as well as “having some high profile matches.”


Kota Ibushi has made it clear that he does not have immediate plans to join AEW, but he has teased the possibility of doing so in the future. It remains to be seen whether he will reunite with his Golden Lovers partner in Tony Khan’s company or if he will opt to join WWE, given that he previously participated in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament in 2016. Only time will tell which path he chooses to take.

Do you want to see Kota Ibushi in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

Disqus Comments Loading...