Kota Ibushi joined Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi for a special press conference on April 22nd. It was announced that just prior to Sengoku Lord in Nagoya Saturday, Ibushi signed a contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, ending a long spell as a freelancer.
When asked about the length of his contact, Ibushi had this to say: “Contract… To me, this is the last place I’ll be. Until the day I die. Until the end. That’s my contract period.”