Kota Ibushi Comments On Possible In-Ring Reunion With Kenny Omega
Could the Golden Lovers Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega reunite?
With the question marks surrounding his future with New Japan Pro Wrestling, fans have wondered if Kota Ibushi could find his way into an AEW ring to reunite The Golden Lovers with former partner Kenny Omega.
Now during a conversation with Dark Puroreso Flowsion, Ibushi has spoken of the potnetial for a Golden Lovers reunion, saying the following:
"I guess it depends on the current unstable WWE situation and other factors regarding that, but not while Kenny Omega is currently continuing to rise in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Will he drop the belt and go to AEW or where? Neither he nor I know. One thing I do know is that (1) I will be back. (2) How much I can move. (3) I don't know if it will be this year, but I have a picture of it in my mind in the near future as much as possible. Actually. So I hope GL [Golden Lover] fans will wait for me. That's about all I can say," said Ibushi.
Omega made his triumphant return to NJPW at Wrestle Kingdom 17, where Omega defeated Will Ospreay for the IWGP US Championship:
"Should Kenny continue to appear for New Japan once he loses the belt, then I don't think we're going to be able to wrestle together,” continued Ibushi. “However, he should be under a contract with AEW that [gives him more] freedom. So I think, depending on when his timing and my timing overlap, then there is a possibility that we will tag. There are still more problems with that, and I don't want to tag with him if it's not the right situation to do so. Because the tag team with him is more special to me than anything. I think it will finally take shape once the time when we should wrestle [together], the conditions under which we should wrestle, our respective [physical] conditions, all of that has come together.”
Ibushi has been out of action since October 2021, suffering a severe shoulder injury during the finals of the G1 Climax against Kazuchika Okada.