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Kota Ibushi suffers concussion at Wrestle Kingdom 13

Will Ospreay measuring Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom 13

**Spoilers regarding the NEVER Openweight Championship match at Wrestle Kingdom 13**

Last night, Will Ospreay challenged Kota Ibushi for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 13. There were several tough moments in the bout, including a moment where Ospreay hammered Ibushi in the back of the head with a running elbow smash.

At some point during the bout, Ibushi suffered a concussion. NJPW revealed the news in a statement on their website today. Ibushi did finish the match, eventually losing the championship to Will Ospreay in 18:13.

Ospreay took to Twitter today to brag about the situation, stating that he plans on shortening the careers of those around him.

Ibushi was stretchered out after the bout, though NJPW is saying, for now, that it was only a minor concussion and nothing too serious.


  • CC

    Strong style is called that for a reason. While people may be high on NJPW and down on WWE, but at least WWE has started taking things more seriously when it comes to concussions.

    While WWE promote Nakamura as the king of strong style, what they allow him to do is far watered down.

  • MT McGee

    Ibushi suffered a concussion…to the surprise of absolutely no one who watched the match.

  • Rinn13

    What’s that? Osprey not an entirely safe worker? Nah……