Konosuke Takeshita has impressed a lot of people during his short time in AEW and there are plans in place for him to be a major star in the company.
As a 27-year-old experienced pro wrestler from Japan, Konsuke Takeshita is exactly what AEW is looking for in terms of a younger wrestler that they want to push in the years ahead.
It was back in November 2022 when AEW made it official by announcing that Takeshita was “All Elite” after having several impressive matches prior to that.
During his AEW career so far, Konosuke Takeshita has faced some of the biggest names in AEW like Jon Moxley, “Hangman” Adam Page, Eddie Kingston, and while he lost an ROH World Title match against Claudio Castagnoli, he impressed a lot of people in defeat.
Takeshita’s in-ring style is very unique because he’s a taller guy that is very quick, he does a lot of athletic moves and displays plenty of power as well. Even though he is still very early in his career, he has been wrestling for over ten years while showing an ability to continually improve his game.
Clearly, AEW officials are impressed by him as noted by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently.
“Although he’s not being featured on television right now, and when he is, he’s there to lose to the top stars in great matches, there are significant plans for Takeshita to be pushed as a top tier guy. Obviously the Don Callis scouting storyline looks to be a catalyst in some form.”
Next Wednesday on a huge AEW Dynamite in Los Angeles, Konosuke Takeshita will have a tough test as he challenges the number one contender to the AEW World Title, Bryan Danielson.
As he embarks on the journey to become #1 contender for the #AEW World Title, the #AmericanDragon@bryandanielson has a challenge set for THIS WEDNESDAY at #AEWDynamite LIVE from @thekiaforum in LA at 8pm ET/7pm CT when he faces @Takesoup!
🎟 See it LIVE! https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQqpic.twitter.com/BbM5YyHPGA
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 7, 2023