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More On AEW/DDT Partnership, Eddie Kingston Wants His ‘Dream Match’


As was reported here on eWn over the weekend, AEW have announced a working partnership with DDT-Pro Wrestling.

Additionally, it was stated on the latest episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that AEW’s deal with DDT-Pro also includes TJPW (Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling). It was also noted that Kenny Omega played a part in securing the partnership, due to his healthy relationship with DDT-Pro.

Omega was full of excitement for the deal on his Twitter page, writing the following:

“DDT, (which includes me), has been the best kept secret in wrestling for over a decade. It only took 2 of us together to change the entire wrestling landscape from 2010- now. The next generation is looking to leave an impact. Be ready.”

This was also confirmed by Michael Nakazawa who stated that the deal was with, “The entire group. DDP and TJPW.”

Regarded as the spiritual fifth pillar of DDT-Pro Wrestling, Jun Akiyama has been the dream opponent of AEW star Eddie Kingston for some time now. As news broke of AEW’s partnership with DDT-Pro, Kingston re-tweeted the announcement with the caption, “You already know . You know what fight I dream of.” 

Kingston would then confirm it was in fact Akiyama he was referring to.


In a 2021 interview with Joseph Anthony Montecillo of FanByte, Eddie Kingston stated that a match with Jun Akiyama would be the, “highlight of my career.” He said,

I would chop him [Akiyama], smack him, hit him, suplex him just like he would to me. And we would fight and it would be great because I just like fighting in that ring. I know I would learn something from him in the King’s Road style. It would be the highlight of my career.”

For those who have seen Jun Akiyama’s work, would you like to see him and Eddie Kingston face-off? Let us know in the comments below!

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