Two-thirds of the AEW World Trios Champions, The Younger Bucks not too long ago hinted that their promotion is concerned with signing an 18-year veteran within the identify of Kota Ibushi.
The Younger Bucks and Ibushi have a historical past collectively. They’ve wrestled one another on a number of events throughout their time in New Japan Professional Wrestling. The previous IWGP World Heavyweight Champion has was one in every of Kenny Omega’s tag crew companions. The duo teamed up for a plethora of matches between 2017 and 2019.
In October 2021, Ibushi wrestled Kazuchika Okada on the G1 Climax. Okada picked up the win whereas Ibushi not solely misplaced but in addition suffered a deadly arm damage and has been out of motion ever since. On the primary of February, 2023, NJPW revealed that the inaugural IWGP World Heavyweight Champion’s contract with them has expired and thus Ibushi is a free agent.
Throughout a latest interview with Darkish Puroresu Flowsion, The Young Bucks shared their curiosity in working with the Japanese star as soon as once more. They stated that they missed him and mirrored on the time when Ibushi was sending them texts about Omega’s match on the Tokyo Dome.
“Love him. Miss him. He stored us within the loop the evening of Tokyo Dome about Kenny. Saved sending us little updates. Goes with out query we’d like to have him round, or work with him. I feel he has the power to do no matter he needs,” The Younger Bucks stated. [H/T Fightful.com]
Kota Ibushi revealed he had presents from AEW
Previous to the interview with the Younger Bucks, Darkish Puroresu Flowsion had performed an interview with Kota Ibushi. Through the interview, the free agent talked about that regardless of getting main presents from prime promotions equivalent to AEW, he’s concerned with beginning his personal promotion.
“My plan for the long run is to have my very own promotion and do plenty of volunteering. There are actually massive presents from AEW and all around the world, however I want to make a contribution, however moderately than visiting nursing properties and so forth,” Kota Ibushi stated. [H/T Fightful.com]
The Japanese star additionally went on to state that he’ll contribute extra to the wrestling world in 2023.
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