Konosuke Takeshita says it’s his goal to wrestle on AEW Dynamite, wants to face Omega and Jericho

Apr 29, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck


Konosuke Takeshita, who had just returned to Japan after having worked in AEW, had a press conference and talked about his experience working in AEW and what he found different there.

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.

Takeshita also spoke about who he wanted to face or team 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.

You can watch the subtitled press conference of Konosuke Takeshita here:

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