Kota Ibushi’s Shoulder Woes: AEW Star’s Consideration of Retirement

Kota Ibushi's Shoulder Woes: AEW Star's Consideration of Retirement

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AEW superstar and current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi claims he was thinking about retirement due to his shoulder injury.

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In the November 15 episode of AEW Dynamite, Kota Ibushi was back together with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and Paul Wight to defeat The Don Callis Family’s Konosuke Takeshita Powerhouse Hobbs Kyle Fletcher and Brian Cage in the “Like A Dragon” Street Fight.

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After the fight, Tony Khan officially announced that Kota Ibushi was now a part of the AEW roster. He also posted the hashtag #ALLELITE via social media.

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Ibushi made his return to the ring in 2023 after suffering a severe shoulder injury he sustained in The G1 Climax 31 Final of 2021.

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Interviewing PRO Wrestling’s NOAH’s site Kota Ibushi talked about his upcoming match against Naomichi Marufuji NOAH On January 2.

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When Ibushi was asked to share his thoughts regarding a possible retiree, Ibushi answered:

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“As to that I’m not certain when it’ll end for me, either. I’m not a person to decide my own schedule and I’d like to take as many steps as I can. .”

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“But…well…if I’m not able to do it anymore, and there’s no longer a demand, I’m thinking it’s over. If there’s no demand, I’ll request that they cut me off immediately. .”

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“I’m the kind of person who claims that if I discover I’ll be fired immediately. In contrast Mr. Marufuji is one who chooses. He’s left with five years. I would like to contribute to the next five years. ,”

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About how a shoulder injury led him to consider his retirement The Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion said:

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“(I considered retiring, but) an injury to my right shoulder was the main issue. I’m unable to move as well as I did in the past as I’m told by everyone else. I need to employ different strategies to get around .”

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“Of course, with my career, I can change things by doing different things, but if someone says, ‘That’s not what we want to see,’ then that’s the end of me.”

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“That’s it. That’s the final turn of my road. In my situation it could end today. It could be one year from the present, or be a decade from now. I’m not sure. When there’s no demand, it’s the last straw. ,”

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Kota Ibushi’s Golden Lovers tag team partner Kenny Omega announced that he is indefinitely out with diverticulitis.

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