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Joining AEW Is A Top Priority For Free Agent

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Kota Ibushi (age 40) recently left New Japan Pro Wrestling after his contract expired. He is now a Free Agent.

According to multiple sources, both WWE & AEW are interested in signing Ibushi.

During an interview with Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Ibushi said he has high interest in joining All Elite Wrestling, but wouldn’t rule out WWE:

“Of course, I’m interested in it. I’m good at producing players & I’ve created stars, so I don’t think there’s anyone who can control me even in that frame. I live so freely.”

During his appearance on In The Kliq podcast, AEW President Tony Khan said the following about signing Ibushi:

“I would love to have Kota Ibushi here. Kota Ibushi has wrestled in Ring Of Honor in the past and has a great history wrestling in Japan and in America and is a top free agent and that’s somebody we would love to have here if the deal is right and the timing is right.”

In a new interview with Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Kota revealed that NJPW has offered him a new contract to return to the promotion, but he views joining AEW as a top priority for his career.

Below are Kota’s accomplishments in NJPW:

– 1x IWGP World Heavyweight Champion (inaugural)

– 1x IWGP Heavyweight Champion (final)

– 2x IWGP Intercontinental Champion

– 2x IWGP International Champion

– 3x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

– 1x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

– 1x IWGP Tag Team Champion

– 1x NEVER Openweight Champion

– Best of the Super Juniors (2011) winner

– G1 Climax (2019, 2020) winner

– New Japan Cup (2015) winner

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