AEW’s next big event, Blood & Guts, will go down on July 19 at Boston’s TD Garden. That event will draw a lot of attention, and we have a possible spoiler for your about that story.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall to say that AEW is likely getting a huge name, “at least for a little while.”

Fightful has confirmed that conversations have taken place between international star Kota Ibushi and All Elite Wrestling. Most of the talent we spoke to this week are of the belief that he would be joining the company in some capacity, specifically for the upcoming Blood & Guts show. AEW hasn’t made an official announcement and he’s not been nearly as public of late.

Ibushi’s management has reduced media obligations, citing that his schedule is picking up in the near future, with a source close to Ibushi in Japan saying he’s planning to work the upcoming AEW show. Ibushi wrestled for GCW during WrestleMania week, but otherwise has been out of action since October 2021 for a variety of reasons.


It was further noted that some talent that worked both NJPW and AEW who wondered in the past if Ibushi being involved with AEW would strain the relationship with NJPW. Ibushi and New Japan had a series of issues that led to his departure, however, Ibushi claimed that those have since been resolved, and a contract offer from New Japan has been made.” We will have to see how AEW books this big match.

AEW has a lot of choices coming up, and their Blood & Guts match is always an interesting experience for everyone involved. Only time will tell how it all pans out in the end.

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