NJPW top star Kazuchika Okada has recently commented on Ibushis return to a Japanese wrestling ring. Okada said “I was deeply moved by Ibushi’s return to the ring (8/4 GLET, Ryogoku). It was good to see him perform. I hope he can wrestle like Ibushi again without getting injured. I would like to fight him again someday. Of course, I would like to continue our story. I hope we can do it somewhere.”
-Kazuchika Okada expressing his desire for a future rematch with Kota Ibushi (Tokyo Sports)
Okada referrd to Ibushi’s return in Japan rather than his AEW appearance. Kota Ibushi made his big return to the Japanese ring after almost 2 years, on August 4 at GLEAT Ver.MEGA event from Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) in Tokyo. Ibushi competed in a 5-on-5 Super Premium Elimination match which saw the GLEAT Rising Army (El Lindaman, Kaito Ishida, Takanori Ito, Soma watanabe & Check Shimatani) vs. Ibushi-gun (Kota Ibushi, Shuji Ichikawa, Hagane Shinno, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yumehito Imanari). The ‘Golden Star’ managed to win the match for his team by being the sole survivor last eliminating Ishida (35:54) following the Kamigo Ye.
After the match, Ibushi said “GLEAT really is great”, he also told Ishida he can have a singles match with him anytime, anywhere. El Linderman got the closing comment as he stated that Ishida isn’t the only one seeking to fight Ibushi.
Author: Rohit Singh Karir