Speaking recently with Tokyo Sports, Konosuke Takeshita revealed that he was the one who made contact with All Elite Wrestling regarding his appearances in the company last April.
Debuting in the company in April of last year, Takeshita had this to say on contacting AEW:
“2020 was a tough time for me personally, there are many injuries. So at the end of 20 years, I decided that ’21 years should be a moving year’ and passed the year. So I contacted AEW at my own discretion without telling the company.”
Takeshita would go on to state that he hoped to return to AEW this year. However, the twenty-six-year-old DDT Pro star ruled out any potential appearances in WWE. He said,
“The world is wide. Aim for a TV show at AEW this year. I think I can get involved in the top front if I have a chance. I think it’s okay to go as the champion of KO-D, so I have the feeling of a title match in the United States.
“To be honest, I’m less interested in WWE. At that time, there was only WWE in “Major League”. No doubt, AEW is the most attractive professional wrestler right now.”
During his short stint in AEW, Konosuke Takeshita wrestled three matches. He went back to Japan boasting a 2-1 win/loss record, and was undefeated in singles competition.
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