WWE’s Sami Zayn has named a top free agent of the wrestling world as a “dream opponent”, hoping to face him again one day.
Zayn was responding to a video shared on Twitter of Kota Ibushi shooting himself with fireworks in East London while standing on top of a parked car and surrounded by fans.
The clip was from March 2017 in Bethnal Green where Ibushi was appearing for WXA when Ibushi teamed with Gota Ihashi.
With the clip resurfacing thanks to Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Zayn commented:
“This man is a lunatic and a gift to pro wrestling, and I need to wrestle him once more before my career is done.”
Zayn and Ibushi crossed paths between 2008 and 2012 when Zayn performed as El Generico.
The pair would face each other at DDT in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan as well as for CHIKARA and ROH.
Zayn would sign a WWE contract in January 2013 and has been a fixture on their programming since.
Kota Ibushi left New Japan Pro-Wrestling in February 2023 after his contract expired.
Since then, he has spoken about his future plans, indicating that one of his goals is to wrestle for AEW.
Sami Zayn is one half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions with Kevin Owens, both of whom were on the recent episode of WWE Raw.
Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
This man is a lunatic and a gift to pro wrestling, and I need to wrestle him once more before my career is done. https://t.co/ON4PFAfyN9
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) May 11, 2023
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