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* ArchEnemy: In DDT, HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi and Danshoku Dino have been his most frequent opponents. In the Wrestling/{{Toryumon}} circuit, the Aagan Iisou and STONED stables.



* {{Bishonen}}: He was once part of Fighting Network HUSTLE's Ikemen division ("ikemen" meaning "handsome"). It stuck with him, as Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.

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* {{Bishonen}}: He was once part of Fighting Network Opera HUSTLE's Ikemen division ("ikemen" meaning "handsome"). It stuck with him, as Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.



* {{Foil}}: To Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Both of them are sick high-flyers and former vassals to Ishimori, but their similarities end right there: Sugi has played a long list of gimmicks, always wrestles while heavily clothed, uses a lucharesu style, plays both face and heel, and has went mostly as a minor cult wrestler through the years; meanwhile, Ibushi goes under his real name, wrestles in tights, uses an American indy psychology with a touch of shoot-style, has never been a heel, and is one of the most decorated and known juniors in the world.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: He has never played a conventional heel, and even at its angriest he comes off as a honest sportsman without any nasty streak.



* WorthyOpponent: Formerly, one to Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Nowadays, to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him.
** Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega. Considering his run of success after committing to NJPW, Ibushi may be proving the Ace right.

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* WorthyOpponent: Formerly, WorthyOpponent:
** His first
one was probably Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, the only other high-flyer in Japan who could rival Ibushi. They used to Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Nowadays, to team up in Toryumon circuit, but otherwise wrestled each other if there weren't members of Aagan Iisou or STONED nearby.
** Later
Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him.
** Tanahashi,
him. Tanahashi in particular, particular thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega. Considering Omega, and considering his run of success after committing to NJPW, Ibushi may be proving the Ace right.


On August 12, 2019, Ibushi won the 29th G1 Climax tournament by beating [[Wrestling/JayWhite “Switchblade” Jay White]] in the final. In doing so he became the first and currently only wrestler to have won all three of New Japan’s singles tournaments (Best of Super Juniors, New Japan Cup, G1)

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On August 12, 2019, Ibushi won the 29th 2019 G1 Climax tournament by beating [[Wrestling/JayWhite “Switchblade” Jay White]] in the final. In doing so he became the first and currently only wrestler to have won all three of New Japan’s singles tournaments (Best of Super Juniors, New Japan Cup, G1)
G1).

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On August 12, 2019, Ibushi won the 29th G1 Climax tournament by beating [[Wrestling/JayWhite “Switchblade” Jay White]] in the final. In doing so he became the first and currently only wrestler to have won all three of New Japan’s singles tournaments (Best of Super Juniors, New Japan Cup, G1)

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* NonIdleRich: Real life example: Ibushi comes from a wealthy family in Japan. He got into professional wrestling at age 22 solely because he desired to do so, and his family has been supportive of this ever since. His personal wealth probably paid a role in his staying freelance for so long; he didn't need a regular contract to make ends meet.
** His fashion choices outside the ring certainly reflect this; check out [[https://ibushistyle.tumblr.com/ Ibushi Style]] to see what he's wearing, most of it designer and in no way cheap.


Kota Ibushi (飯伏幸太, born 21 May 1982) is a Japanese professional wrestler best known for his work with Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam (DDT) and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling (NJPW). Since 2016, he has worked as a freelancer, which gave him the chance to participate in the Wrestling/WWECruiserweightClassic, making the semi-finals[[note]]he was offered an [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] contract, but declined to sign on[[/note]]. He returned to NJPW in late 2016, first under the guise of Anime/TigerMaskW, then under his own name in June 2017 when he entered the 2017 G1 Climax.

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Kota Ibushi (飯伏幸太, born 21 May 1982) is a Japanese professional wrestler best known for his work with Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam (DDT) and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling (NJPW). Since 2016, Between 2016 and early 2019, he has worked as a freelancer, which gave him the chance to participate in the Wrestling/WWECruiserweightClassic, making the semi-finals[[note]]he was offered an [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] contract, but declined to sign on[[/note]]. He returned to NJPW in late 2016, first under the guise of Anime/TigerMaskW, then under his own name in June 2017 when he entered the 2017 G1 Climax.



Outside of the Golden☆Lovers' honors, in DDT, Ibushi was a three-time KO-D Openweight Champion and held the KO-D Tag Team Championship three other times (five in total). In NJPW, he is a three-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion]], and won the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. After a move to heavyweight status in late 2014, he won the 2015 New Japan Cup, and was a finalist in the 2018 G1 Climax[[note]]won the B Block with a victory over Omega, but fell to Tanahashi in the final[[/note]].

A combination of injuries and a reluctance to commit to NJPW[[note]]his deal in 2013 was a dual-status contract with both NJPW and DDT, making him the first wrestler to have ''two'' home promotions; he was sidelined in late 2015 with a cervical disc herniation, and when he came back from that in 2016, resigned from both companies to remain freelance[[/note]] have kept him from moving up the card, despite excellent showings against Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, and Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi on big shows.

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Ibushi would fight alongside Omega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks (as the "Golden☆Elite") during The Elite's breakaway from Bullet Club, and support Kenny during his IWGP Heavyweight title reign. 2018 also saw him make it to the finals of the 2018 G1 Climax[[note]]won the B Block with a victory over Omega, but fell to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi in the final[[/note]], and later claim his first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/never-op.html NEVER Openweight Championship]], although he dropped the belt shortly afterwards to Wrestling/WillOspreay at Wrestle Kingdom 13.

When the Elite left NJPW after WK 13 to form Wrestling/AllEliteWrestling, Ibushi chose to stay in NJPW, finally overcoming his reluctance to commit to the Lion Mark[[note]]his deal in 2013 was a dual-status contract with both NJPW and DDT, making him the first wrestler to have ''two'' home promotions; he was sidelined in late 2015 with a cervical disc herniation, and when he came back from that in 2016, resigned from both companies to remain freelance[[/note]] to sign exclusively with them. Since then, he claimed the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-ic.html IWGP Intercontinental Championship]] on 04 April, defeating Naito in Madison Square Garden. Ibushi has stated that he wants to raise the prestige of the IC belt, much as his wrestling "gods" Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura and Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi have done before.

Outside of the Golden☆Lovers' honors, in DDT, Ibushi was a three-time KO-D Openweight Champion and held the KO-D Tag Team Championship three other times (five in total). In NJPW, he is a three-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion]], and won the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. After a move to heavyweight status in late 2014, he won the 2015 New Japan Cup, and but as noted, was a finalist in unable to beat AJ Styles for the 2018 G1 Climax[[note]]won the B Block with a victory over Omega, but fell to Tanahashi in the final[[/note]].

A combination of injuries and a reluctance to commit to NJPW[[note]]his deal in 2013 was a dual-status contract with both NJPW and DDT, making him the first wrestler to have ''two'' home promotions; he was sidelined in late 2015 with a cervical disc herniation, and when he came back from that in 2016, resigned from both companies to remain freelance[[/note]] have kept him from moving up the card, despite excellent showings against Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, and Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi on big shows.
Heavyweight crown.



** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media.

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** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual high-profile match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media.media. This has continued to a certain extent after Omega left for AEW, and Ibushi signed on with NJPW fully.



* {{Bishonen}}: He was once part of Wrestling/FightingNetworkHUSTLE's Ikemen division ("ikemen" meaning "handsome"). It sticked with him, as Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.
* BreakupBreakOut: He used to team up with the many incarnations of Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, whom he rivaled for the spot of the top high-flyer in Japan. With the years, however, Ibushi skyrocketed in DDT and NJPW while Sugi became an inconsistent journeyman and faded to darkness.

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* {{Bishonen}}: He was once part of Wrestling/FightingNetworkHUSTLE's Fighting Network HUSTLE's Ikemen division ("ikemen" meaning "handsome"). It sticked stuck with him, as Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.
* BreakupBreakOut: BreakupBreakOut:
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He used to team up with the many incarnations of Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, whom he rivaled for the spot of the top high-flyer in Japan. With the years, however, Ibushi skyrocketed in DDT and NJPW while Sugi became an inconsistent journeyman and faded to darkness.darkness.
** He could very well be this for the Golden☆Lovers, from an NJPW perspective at least. Time will tell, but considering he followed his commitment to New Japan with an Intercontinental title reign, he's off to a good start.



* CommutingOnABus: During his 2013-2016 deal with both DDT and NJPW. He hasn't fully committed to NJPW since his return, maintaining his freelancer status to allow him the freedom to go where his muse leads.

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* CommutingOnABus: During his 2013-2016 deal with both DDT and NJPW. He hasn't didn't fully committed commit to NJPW since his return, until 2019, maintaining his freelancer status to allow him the freedom to go where his muse leads.



** Despite the other three being a part of the Wrestling/BulletClub Elite, Ibushi doesn't consider himself a member, despite teaming up with BC Elite member Chase Owens on numerous occasions.

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** Despite the other three being a part of the Wrestling/BulletClub Elite, Ibushi doesn't consider never considered himself a member, despite teaming up with BC Elite member Chase Owens on numerous occasions.occasions. Owens has since returned to the "OGBC", so they're definitely not on the same side anymore.



* TokenGoodTeammate: To his Wrestling/BulletClub (Elite) partners during tag team matches during the Buller Club Civil War. He didn't engage in gang-ups and cheap tactics like knocking opponents off the apron. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He didn't recognise how to return the Too Sweet gesture either.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: To his Wrestling/BulletClub (Elite) partners during tag team matches during the Buller Bullet Club Civil War. He didn't engage in gang-ups and cheap tactics like knocking opponents off the apron. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He didn't recognise how to return the Too Sweet gesture either.]]



* WorthyOpponent: Formerly, one to Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Nowadays, to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him. Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega.

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* WorthyOpponent: Formerly, one to Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Nowadays, to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him.
**
Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega.Omega. Considering his run of success after committing to NJPW, Ibushi may be proving the Ace right.
** More recently, Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito. The two have history from their junior days, and have both stated they enjoy going up against each other.


* TokenGoodTeammate: To his Wrestling/BulletClub (Elite) partners during tag team matches. He doesn't engage in gang-ups and cheap tactics like knocking opponents off the apron. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He doesn't recognise how to return the Too Sweet gesture either.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: To his Wrestling/BulletClub (Elite) partners during tag team matches. matches during the Buller Club Civil War. He doesn't didn't engage in gang-ups and cheap tactics like knocking opponents off the apron. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He doesn't didn't recognise how to return the Too Sweet gesture either.]]


* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ibushi is a bit of an oddball. He enjoys jumping off of high places, wrestling inanimate objects, wrestling in strange places, and shooting fireworks. Oh, not in the air, but at ''other people and himself''. But despite his quirks he has amazing talent.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ibushi is a bit of an oddball. He enjoys jumping off of high places, wrestling inanimate objects, wrestling in strange places, and shooting fireworks. Oh, not in the air, but at ''other people and himself''. He also has a terrible sense of direction and tends to get lost almost immediately whenever he goes to a new place. But despite all his quirks he has amazing talent.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: To his Wrestling/BulletClub (Elite) partners during tag team matches. He doesn't engage in gang-ups and cheap tactics like knocking opponents off the apron. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He doesn't recognise how to return the Too Sweet gesture either.]]


** A notable recent example is an interview where he compared his relationship with Kenny to the highly acclaimed Japanese animated movie Anime/YourName, which is definitely a romance story. In fact, it's a destined, star-crossed lovers kind of story.

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** A notable recent example is an interview where he compared his relationship with Kenny to the highly acclaimed Japanese animated movie Anime/YourName, ''Anime/YourName'', which is definitely a romance story. In fact, it's a destined, star-crossed lovers kind of story.



* {{Bishonen}}: Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.
* BreakupBreakOut: He used to team up with the many incarnations of Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, whom he rivaled for the spot of the top high-flyer in Japan. With the years, however, Ibushi skyrocketed in DDT and NJPW while Sugi became an inconsistent journeyman.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ibushi is a bit of an oddball. He enjoys jumping off of high places, wrestling inanimate objects, wrestling in strange places, and shooting fireworks. Oh, not in the air, but at ''other people and himself''. But despite his quirks, he has amazing talent.
* CombinationAttack: The Golden☆Lovers' finisher, "Golden Shower" - Ibushi and Omega perform simultaneous 450° splashes off of the same turnbuckle.

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* {{Bishonen}}: He was once part of Wrestling/FightingNetworkHUSTLE's Ikemen division ("ikemen" meaning "handsome"). It sticked with him, as Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.
* BreakupBreakOut: He used to team up with the many incarnations of Wrestling/TakuyaSugi, whom he rivaled for the spot of the top high-flyer in Japan. With the years, however, Ibushi skyrocketed in DDT and NJPW while Sugi became an inconsistent journeyman.
journeyman and faded to darkness.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ibushi is a bit of an oddball. He enjoys jumping off of high places, wrestling inanimate objects, wrestling in strange places, and shooting fireworks. Oh, not in the air, but at ''other people and himself''. But despite his quirks, quirks he has amazing talent.
* CombinationAttack: CombinationAttack:
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The Golden☆Lovers' finisher, "Golden Shower" - Ibushi and Omega perform simultaneous 450° splashes off of the same turnbuckle.



* MasterOfAll: Name any aspect of pro wrestling in Japan and he can do it.



* PowerStable: Joined one mid-2018, forming a group with his partner Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks called the Golden☆Elite.

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* PowerStable: PowerStable:
** Taiji Ishimori's unnamed stable in Dragondoor.
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Joined one mid-2018, forming a group with his partner Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks called the Golden☆Elite.



* WorthyOpponent: Is one to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him. Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega.

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* WorthyOpponent: Is Formerly, one to Wrestling/TakuyaSugi. Nowadays, to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him. Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega.


** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media. A notable recent example is an interview where he compared his relationship with Kenny to the highly aclaimed Japanese animated movie Anime/Your Name, which is definitely a romance story. In fact, it's destined, star-crossed lovers kind of story.

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** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media.
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A notable recent example is an interview where he compared his relationship with Kenny to the highly aclaimed acclaimed Japanese animated movie Anime/Your Name, Anime/YourName, which is definitely a romance story. In fact, it's a destined, star-crossed lovers kind of story.


Ibushi's career has been intertwined with that of Wrestling/KennyOmega since their days in DDT; Kenny originally came to Japan in 2008 to challenge Ibushi, but eventually became friends with him, forming the "Golden☆Lovers" tag team. They would win the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/kod-t.html KO-D Tag Team Championship]] twice, as well as the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j-t.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship]] in 2010. They would also battle over the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/kod-o.html KO-D Openweight Championship]] at Budokan Hall in August 2012, in a match many commentators call one of the greatest of all time.[[note]]In one memorable spot, Ibushi executed a moonsault off of a second-story balcony during the match, despite being forbidden to do so. That earned him a lifetime ban from Budokan Hall.[[/note]]

Once Omega joined NJPW in October 2014, the duo split up, with Kenny becoming part of, and later leader of, the Wrestling/BulletClub. Until late 2017, the only significant interaction between the two was at Invasion Attack 2015, when a distraction from Kenny cost Ibushi an IWGP Heavyweight title match against Wrestling/AJStyles. Their story started heating up again at the 2017 G1 Climax; Kenny and Kota were in separate blocks, teasing a possible final match between the two, and Ibushi tried to meet and console Kenny backstage after his finals loss against Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito. Ibushi was then targeted by [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Cody]], despite Omega's directive to leave Ibushi alone. Ibushi would win their match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January 2018, but Cody would attempt to take him out the next night at New Years Dash, leading Omega to come in the ring and make the save. Then, later in the month at New Beginning in Sapporo, Cody turned on Omega after Kenny lost his IWGP United States title match, and this time Ibushi made the save. Then, in one of modern wrestling's most anticipated and emotional moments, Kota and Kenny embraced, and the Golden☆Lovers were reunited! They would make their return as a team at the [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]/NJPW Honor Rising card in February.

Outside of the Golden☆Lovers' honors, in DDT, Ibushi was a three-time KO-D Openweight Champion and held the KO-D Tag Team Championship three other times (five in total). In NJPW, he is a three-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion]], and won the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. After a move to heavyweight status in late 2014, he won the 2015 New Japan Cup. A combination of injuries and a reluctance to commit to NJPW[[note]]his deal in 2013 was a dual-status contract with both NJPW and DDT, making him the first wrestler to have ''two'' home promotions; he was sidelined in late 2015 with a cervical disc herniation, and when he came back from that in 2016, resigned from both companies to remain freelance[[/note]] have kept him from moving up the card, despite excellent showings against Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, and Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi on big shows.

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Ibushi's career has been intertwined with that of Wrestling/KennyOmega since their days in DDT; Kenny originally came to Japan in 2008 to challenge Ibushi, but eventually became friends with him, forming the "Golden☆Lovers" tag team. They would win the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/kod-t.html KO-D Tag Team Championship]] twice, as well as the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j-t.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship]] in 2010. They would also battle over the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/kod-o.html KO-D Openweight Championship]] at Budokan Hall in August 2012, in a match many commentators call one of the greatest of all time.[[note]]In one memorable spot, Ibushi executed a moonsault off of a second-story balcony during the match, despite being forbidden to do so. That earned him a lifetime ban from Budokan Hall.Hall until 2018, when NJPW ran the last three shows of G1 Climax 28 in the building.[[/note]]

Once Omega joined NJPW in October 2014, the duo split up, with Kenny becoming part of, and later leader of, the Wrestling/BulletClub. Until late 2017, the only significant interaction between the two was at Invasion Attack 2015, when a distraction from Kenny cost Ibushi an IWGP Heavyweight title match against Wrestling/AJStyles. Their story started heating up again at the 2017 G1 Climax; Kenny and Kota were in separate blocks, teasing a possible final match between the two, and Ibushi tried to meet and console Kenny backstage after his finals loss against Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito.

Ibushi was then targeted by [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Cody]], despite Omega's directive to leave Ibushi alone. Ibushi would win their match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January 2018, but Cody would attempt to take him out the next night at New Years Dash, leading Omega to come in the ring and make the save. Then, later in the month at New Beginning in Sapporo, Cody turned on Omega after Kenny lost his IWGP United States title match, and this time Ibushi made the save. Then, in one of modern wrestling's most anticipated and emotional moments, Kota and Kenny embraced, and the Golden☆Lovers were reunited! They would make their return as a team at the [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]/NJPW Honor Rising card in February.

Outside of the Golden☆Lovers' honors, in DDT, Ibushi was a three-time KO-D Openweight Champion and held the KO-D Tag Team Championship three other times (five in total). In NJPW, he is a three-time [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j.html IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion]], and won the 2011 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. After a move to heavyweight status in late 2014, he won the 2015 New Japan Cup. Cup, and was a finalist in the 2018 G1 Climax[[note]]won the B Block with a victory over Omega, but fell to Tanahashi in the final[[/note]].

A combination of injuries and a reluctance to commit to NJPW[[note]]his deal in 2013 was a dual-status contract with both NJPW and DDT, making him the first wrestler to have ''two'' home promotions; he was sidelined in late 2015 with a cervical disc herniation, and when he came back from that in 2016, resigned from both companies to remain freelance[[/note]] have kept him from moving up the card, despite excellent showings against Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, and Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi on big shows.



* BewaretheNiceOnes: Is generally fun-loving face, but when his opponents purposefully antagonize him too much he'll start stomping on their heads until the referee pulls him away.

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* BewaretheNiceOnes: Is BewareTheNiceOnes: Ibushi is pretty much the puroresu incarnation of this trope; he's generally a laid-back, fun-loving face, but when his opponents purposefully antagonize push him too much far, and he'll start stomping on their heads beating the holy hell out of his opponent until the referee pulls him away.



* PowerStable: Joined one mid-2018, forming a group with his partner Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks called the Golden☆Elite. Despite the other three being a part of Bullet Club, Ibushi doesn't consider himself a member, despite teaming up with Bullet Club member Chase Owens on numerous occasions.

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* PowerStable: Joined one mid-2018, forming a group with his partner Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks called the Golden☆Elite.
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Despite the other three being a part of Bullet Club, the Wrestling/BulletClub Elite, Ibushi doesn't consider himself a member, despite teaming up with Bullet Club BC Elite member Chase Owens on numerous occasions.



* WorthyOpponent: Is one to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him.

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* WorthyOpponent: Is one to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him. Tanahashi, in particular, thinks Ibushi could be a major star if he steps up and away from Omega.


* {{Bishonen}}
** Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.

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* {{Bishonen}}
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{{Bishonen}}: Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ibushi is a bit of an oddball. He enjoys jumping off of high places, wrestling inanimate objects, wrestling in strange places, and shooting fireworks. Oh, not in the air, but at ''other people and himself''. But despite his quirks, he has amazing talent.



* FinishingMove: The Phoenix Splash (corkscrew 450º splash and variations), Phoenix-Plex (package reverse powerbomb), Kamigoye (a wrist-lock knee strike, debuted in 2017), Last Ride (an elevated powerbomb, like Wrestling/TheUndertaker). He once used a corkscrew 630º senton too.

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* FinishingMove: The Phoenix Splash (corkscrew 450º splash and variations), Phoenix-Plex (package reverse powerbomb), Kamigoye (a wrist-lock knee strike, debuted in 2017), Last Ride (an elevated powerbomb, like Wrestling/TheUndertaker).Wrestling/TheUndertaker, except Ibushi lands in a sitout position). He once used a corkscrew 630º senton too.



* RedBaron: "Golden Star"

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* PowerStable: Joined one mid-2018, forming a group with his partner Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks called the Golden☆Elite. Despite the other three being a part of Bullet Club, Ibushi doesn't consider himself a member, despite teaming up with Bullet Club member Chase Owens on numerous occasions.
* RedBaron: "Golden Star""Golden☆Star"
* SignatureMove: the Lawn Dart (a powerslam positioned toss headfirst into the middle turnbuckle), his palm strikes and kicks, moonsault variations, and recently started using the [[Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura Boma-Ye]].


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* WorthyOpponent: Is one to Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi and Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura, both of whom Ibushi said were influences to him.

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** Kenny once called him his ikemen partner.


* AmbiguouslyBi
** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media.

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* AmbiguouslyBi
AmbiguouslyGay
** In particular, his complicated relationship with Kenny Omega. The two have not been a tag team for years, but they have managed to keep the hype for an eventual match at nuclear levels due to their mutual pining both in interviews and on social media. A notable recent example is an interview where he compared his relationship with Kenny to the highly aclaimed Japanese animated movie Anime/Your Name, which is definitely a romance story. In fact, it's destined, star-crossed lovers kind of story.

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