New Japan Pro Wrestling Superstar Kota Ibushi Born Today – May 21st, 1982 – Today in Wrestling History
One of my favorite NJPW superstars, Kota Ibushi, was born on this day in 1982. Ibushi has won many titles in NJPW but has yet been able to win the big one for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. This guy has a sick move set including his own version of Scott Steiner's Frankensteiner and The Undertaker's Last Ride. He competed in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and was eliminated in the semi-finals by the eventual winner TJ Perkins. Ibushi was my pick to win it all and I think he would've won the tournament had he signed a contract with WWE.Happy Birthday Kota Ibushi! Kota Ibushi, otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!
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