Although All Elite Wrestling is the next big thing in the world of professional wrestling, some wrestlers may choose not to join it. Some wrestlers are super loyal and stay with the promotion that they work forever or for a really long time.
These types of loyal wrestlers reject impressive offers from other promotions. Kota Ibushi is a NJPW wrestler and has won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title 3 times. He gave an interview to ShuPro, where he told them why he re-signed with NJPW and didn’t go to AEW.
"The second I went, that would be the end of my wrestling career, I thought," Ibushi began. "What I realized [talking to AEW] was I really don't care about money. ... AEWsaid they just want me in their ring in some form.
The ideal for them was for me to move to America and be there full-time. I turned them down just after Wrestle Kingdom. ... If I went it would be the end of my career. There wouldn't be anywhere else to go after that. No step up, nothing left to do.
That would be the last step to make, and after that things would just go down. Great money, but I want to keep developing." "To me, this is the last place I'll be," Ibushi said. "Until the day I die. Until the end. That's my contract period. "