Former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi made his NXT television debut on last night’s (July 27) edition of NXT. “The Golden Star” defeated Buddy Murphy in a match that showcased Ibushi’s hard kicks and superb athleticism.
Ibushi’s NXT television debut was a bit of a surprise as apparently most people thought it was merely a dark match. Putting Ibushi on NXT seems to confirm the reports that he’s signed a new deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Mark’s reaction: Ibushi is my pick to win the Cruiserweight Classic and I’m so happy he’s a part of WWE. He’s so fun to watch and I’ve been a big fan of his for a while. He doesn’t have the charisma that Shinsuke Nakaura has (not many do), but he’s such an athletic specimen that his wrestling really does do the talking for him. I can’t wait to see more of Ibushi in WWE, hopefully for years to come.
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