After making accusations against the company and being absent for several months, Kota Ibushi departed NJPW on unfavorable terms. Nonetheless, he is set to make his in-ring comeback tonight against Mike Bailey at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 9 event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Despite disclosing an injury on Twitter, the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion intends to proceed with the match.
“I understand a lot, but this is a comeback match. . Why do I only feel like I’m being disrespected so badly? I wonder why I injured my right shoulder again at the MMA gym. Well, the second day is also suspicious, but I will do my best not to break and show the power of the Japanese.”
Is Ibushi actually ok? Is he working us? Or is this normal things to say? https://t.co/2os6KPr1MF
— Craig (Dirtsheets.net) (@DirtSheetsCraig) March 30, 2023
Kota Ibushi is a Japanese professional wrestler known for his impressive high-flying and hard-hitting style in the ring. He was born on May 21, 1982, in Kagawa, Japan.
Ibushi began his wrestling career in 2004 and initially wrestled for DDT Pro-Wrestling in Japan. He quickly gained a reputation for his high-risk moves and unique wrestling style, which caught the attention of fans and promoters alike. In 2009, he won the KO-D Openweight Championship, the top title in DDT.
Ibushi then began wrestling for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in 2013, where he became a fan favorite and one of the top stars in the company. He won numerous championships during his time in NJPW, including the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, and the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
In addition to his success in Japan, Ibushi has also wrestled for various promotions around the world, including Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament.
Ibushi is known for his innovative wrestling style and his willingness to take risks in the ring. He is highly regarded by both fans and fellow wrestlers for his athleticism and his ability to tell compelling stories in his matches.