Kota Ibushi is ready to go at AEW All In.
Kenny Omega’s role at All In had been the subject of much speculation for some time with original reports suggesting he’d be facing off once again with Will Ospreay inside Wembley Stadium. That is not the plan, however, with Ospreay having his sights set on someone else for the biggest show in European wrestling history.
Kenny Omega sat down with Jim Ross in a pre-recorded interview on Dynamite where his All In plans were set to become clearer. Omega discussed his long history with Don Callis before Callis turned up to goad the former AEW World Champion. Jay White and Juice Robinson then laid out Omega with a sneak attack and were joined by Callis’ protege Konosuke Takeshita.
It was then left to Hangman Adam Page to reveal in another pre-recorded interview – that was famously not recorded at Collision in Greensboro – that Omega had two friends in Page and Kota Ibushi and together at All In they’d face the team of White, Robinson, and Takeshita.
What did Kota Ibushi say about All In?
Taking to social media, Kota Ibushi gave his thoughts about appearing at All In and says it will be his first time in front of a crowd bigger than the Tokyo Dome:
“I’m always ready to go. I’ll put my body on the line for Kenny no matter what happens to him. It doesn’t matter how hurt I am. Jay, Juice. Opponents I haven’t seen in a while. And a partner in Page. My first time in an arena bigger than Tokyo Dome. 80k? 90? Full house? To think it took me 19 years to make my dream of going from a crowd of 0 to something this huge. Let’s make it happen.”
Ibushi: I'm always ready to go.
I'll put my body on the line for Kenny no matter what happens to him. It doesn't matter how hurt I am.
Jay, Juice. Opponents I haven't seen in a while. And a partner in Page.
My first time in an arena bigger than Tokyo Dome. 80k? 90? Full house?… https://t.co/UyJXswF93R
— アッシュ・Ash (@ash_mann1021) August 17, 2023
The confirmed AEW All In card is –
- MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole – AEW World Championship
- Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Toni Storm vs. Saraya vs. Britt Baker – AEW Women’s Championship
- FTR (c) vs. The Young Bucks – AEW Tag Team Championship
- Kenny Omega, Adam Page & Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White, Juice Robinson & Konosuke Takeshita
- Blackpool Combat Club vs. Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends & Lucha Bros – Stadium Stampede
- Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho
- Darby Allin & Sting vs. AR Fox & Swerve Strickland – Coffin Match
- Aussie Open (c) vs. Better Than You Bay-Bay – ROH Tag Team Championship – Pre-Show