Kota Ibushi is All Elite as AEW’s Tony Khan announced on social media Wednesday night that he has officially joined the company’s roster. In reality, Kota has been under contract for a while now.

Kota Ibushi’s AEW history

This past July, Ibushi made his AEW debut by being the partner of Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks against Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, Claudio Castagnoli, Konosuke Takeshita, and PAC in the Blood & Guts match before he returned for matches at All In and WrestleDream.

Wednesday night on Dynamite, Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Ibushi, and Paul Wight beat Brian Cage, Powerhouse Hobbs, Kyle Fletcher, and Konosuke Takeshita in a Like A Dragon Street Fight.

The reality

Ibushi announced in October in an interview with HD Subs that he had joined AEW but was still allowed to work with other companies. He also revealed that he had actually signed with All Elite Wrestling in July.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer pointed out that Ibushi had actually been with AEW for months, as mentioned above. As of this writing, Ibushi doesn’t have a match booked for this Saturday’s Full Gear pay-per-view event.