Kota Ibushi Expected To Leave NJPW

7 months ago by Connel Rumsey

Kota Ibushi Expected To Leave NJPW NJPW

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi went public with some serious allegations against New Japan Pro Wrestling management earlier this year.

NJPW officially addressed a ‘severe disagreement’ the two sides had in May, with it being announced that Ibushi would receive a penalty for an appearance that breached his NJPW contract, and an official who allegedly harassed Ibushi to also receive a penalty.

Dave Meltzer reported last month that the issues between the two sides, while not truly settled, had ‘calmed down’ between the two sides.

In an update in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer noted that the talent in the company believe that Ibushi is not coming back and is done with company, though nothing from Ibushi’s side has been said.

He wrote:

For whatever this is worth, the talent believes that Kota Ibushi is not coming back. We haven’t heard anything from the Ibushi side on this

Kota Ibushi recently teased a possible AEW run and Golden Lovers reunion with Kenny Omega.

Ibushi has been out of action since the G1 Climax 31 final last year due to a shoulder injury.

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