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WWE Network adding Ibushi vs. Roode to Hidden Gems next week

Next week's additions to the WWE Network's Hidden Gems section will include one of Kota Ibushi's matches for WWE.

WWE Network News reported that Ibushi vs. Bobby Roode will be uploaded to the WWE Network's Hidden Gems section on Thursday, January 3. The match took place at an NXT house show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on October 30, 2016. The video of Ibushi vs. Roode is listed as being 22 minutes and 16 seconds long.

A triple threat match from the same house show where Shinsuke Nakamura defended the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe and Eric Young will also be one of next Thursday's Hidden Gems.

Ibushi took part in the Cruiserweight Classic and Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic for WWE in 2016 but didn't end up signing with the company. He's currently NJPW's NEVER Openweight Champion and will defend the title against Will Ospreay at Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4.

Japanese wrestlers are the theme of next Thursday's Hidden Gems. Here are the four other matches that WWE Network News reported will be added:

  • Antonio Inoki vs. Larry Sharpe (Showdown at Shea, August 9, 1980)
  • Jerry Lawler & Greg Gagne vs. Riki Choshu & Mr. Saito (AWA, May 14, 1988)
  • Sting vs. The Great Muta (WCW Power Hour, September 1, 1989)
  • Shinjiro Otani vs. Dean Malenko for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship (WCW Worldwide, May 18, 1996)