Kota Ibushi recently revealed that he has been in contact with his longtime friend and former tag team partner Kenny Omega.

While speaking with Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Ibushi shared that he and Omega had been discussing topics beyond their shared interest in video games, such as each other’s physical health.

Ibushi also expressed his desire to get in touch with Tony Khan, the founder and CEO of AEW. The interview did not reveal the specific purpose of his proposed conversation with Khan, but given Ibushi’s legendary status in the wrestling community, it’s no surprise that fans are eagerly speculating about what the two could be discussing.

“Recently, Kenny and I have been talking about things other than games. For example, are your knees okay? Or is your shoulder okay? Also I hope to be in contact with Tony soon.”


Ibushi’s recent return to the ring at GCW Bloodsport and Joey Janela’s Spring Break has further fueled fan interest in his plans for the future.

In his vlog, he shared his thoughts on the experience, expressing some dissatisfaction with the first day’s match, which he described as feeling more like a sparring match than a proper wrestling match. However, he was thrilled by the second day’s match, which he felt was a more authentic wrestling experience.

“Honestly, was that really my return match? The first day felt like a sparring match in a Wrestling dojo. A shoot-style match, you could say. That’s how it felt like. The fans enjoyed themselves, but I didn’t have that sensation on my end. That’s why the first day didn’t feel like my return. It only hit me when I went backstage. ‘Oh, I’m finally back. But there is also a match tomorrow. I know it will come tomorrow. So I’ll prepare for tomorrow,’ and turned my mental switch. I felt overjoyed after my second match. This one really felt like I made my return. A wrestling match with a proper 3 count. Those kinds of cheers. The cheers when something is reversed or the cheers when you kick out at one. This is Pro Wrestling. I felt like I was doing Pro Wrestling. That sensation I felt that I finally return to Pro Wrestling only set in on the second day. That was it. I did Wrestling. In a sense, I’m active on the forefront again. I could still perform and stamina wasn’t an issue. I didn’t feel like I was going to lose either. Sure, I felt like I had some lost time, but nothing bad happened nor any mistakes.”

The wrestling community has long awaited Ibushi’s next move, and with his recent interactions with Omega and expressed interest in contacting Tony Khan, speculation about the future is sure to continue. For now, fans can only wait in anticipation for any new developments from the legendary wrestler.

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