Japanese wrestling star Konosuke Takeshita recently participated in a press conference for Pro-Wrestling Noah and was asked about his experience working AEW, which included teaming up with current world champion Kenny Omega. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
On his AEW experience:
Well, AEW as an organization really has a deep talent roster. Of course, among the top talent are Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, Christian, slso Matt Hardy. There’s a large number of top talent. Wrestlers who have yet to achieve anything in their careers are on a show called AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation. There really are a lot of matches on it. Dark alone had 15 matches. I felt it was more like survival. I was among them too. Without having any kind of prior track record or experience till now. To wrestle in that situation with nobody knowing who I was – except Kenny and Nakazawa, nobody knew who I was – to wrestle in that kind of a situation, I was able to challenge myself. To be appreciated at that time was what gave me the most confidence. That kind of environment is what I think was different. But I really drew motivation from it. I felt the hunger to perform the most.
Who he hopes to face and team up with in AEW:
Yes. Firstly, adding on to what I said earlier. Well, AEW Dark and AEW Dark:Elevation has most of the talent on it. Dynamite really has the top talent that I want to wrestle the most. So to wrestle on that show would mean that you’re among AEW’s first string roster. It’s my goal to wrestle on that show. As for who I want to face, the one who has really had the most influence on me the last few years is Kenny Omega. Also, I had a little conversation with Chris Jericho. Chris Jericho said it would be great if we get the opportunity to face each other. So if there is that chance when I get called again. I’d like to take it as DDT Pro Wrestling’s Konosuke Takeshita.
Check out his full comments below.
Konosuke Takeshita: "It's my goal to wrestle on #AEWDynamite. As for who I want to face, the one who has really had the most influence on me the last few years is @KennyOmegamanX. @IAmJericho said it would be great if we get the opportunity to face each other."#AEWDark #ddtpro pic.twitter.com/TokjR45ZDr
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