First details of Kota Ibushi’s departure from New Japan Pro-Wrestling
In the last few hours, fans of professional wrestling were taken by surprise Kota Ibushi’s arrival at Game Changer Wrestling. The independent wrestling company will receive The Golden Star for two dates of The Collective, the series of shows that GCW will organize on the WrestleMania 39 weekend.
The news caused astonishment among the followers of western wrestling and puroresu, especially after the scandalous end of relations between Kota Ibushi and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The fighter was involved in a tense situation revealed on social networks that involved the promoters of the company puroresu while he was recovering from an injury.
The news portal Fightful Select confirmed that Kota Ibushi just became a free agent at midnight on February 1 in Japan, around the same time that GCW made the official announcement. Multiple companies were interested in having the fighter’s services temporarily, although others they raised the offer to a long-term agreement with the possibility of accepting independent dates.
Several sources close to the fighter assured that The Golden Star enjoyed his stage as an independent fighter in 2016and they believe that this time will not be the exception. Ibushi is set for “a big main event” with Joey Janela in Game Changer Wrestling, which will be built between his appearances on March 30 and 31 in said company.
The NJPW-Ibushi relationship remains fractured
Secondly, Fighting revealed that the labor difficulties between New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Kota Ibushi go beyond the injuries suffered by the latter. The news portal clarified the existence of “a personal problem of great importance” that the company of puroresu he overlooked when it came to pressuring Ibushi for his return to the ring.
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