Kota Ibushi reinjures right shoulder

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/30/kota-ibushi-reinjures-right-shoulder/

His first match back is scheduled to take place today. 

Since the fall of 2021, Kota Ibushi has been out of action and he is scheduled to make his in-ring return today as a part of Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 9 against ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey. Ibushi will also be taking on Joey Janela at Spring Break. 

He took to social media and shared that he was training and reinjured his shoulder which has kept him out of action for this period of time. 

色々分かったけど、これ復帰戦だよなぁ。。
すごいナメられてる感じしかしないのはなぜだろう。MMAジムでなぜ右肩をまた怪我させられたんだろう。#複雑#復帰前に仕掛けられる#日本人なめられないように頑張る

まぁ、2日目も怪しいけどそれでも壊れないように頑張るし日本人の力見せつけます。

— 飯伏 幸太 (@ibushi_kota) March 30, 2023

Kota Ibushi vs. Speedball Mike Bailey! Unfornately Kota Ibushi did re injure his shoulder yesterday. As much as I’d like to see the match. Health comes first! For now the match is still on. pic.twitter.com/rfK2Pq50rL

— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) March 30, 2023

In late January, Ibushi’s contract with New Japan Pro-Wrestling expired. He is the inaugural IWGP World Heavyweight Champion for the company.