AEW has confirmed that the DDT star has signed an AEW contract.
Takeshita was last seen on the November 18th episode of AEW Rampage. On that show, Takeshita teamed with fellow DDT wrestler and AJPW/NOAH legend Jun Akiyama to beat Eddie Kingston and Ortiz.
This marked Takeshita’s 22nd match for AEW since April 2021. He has wrestled all over AEW programming, from Dynamite to Dark and back again. And several of those matches have been praised by fans and critics, to the point that many were asking for Takeshita to be signed.
Well now those fans have gotten their wish as AEW announced on Twitter that Konosuke Takeshita is, in fact, All Elite.
It's official! Congratulations @Takesoup, you are All Elite!
After signing his AEW contract + winning again last night on Friday Night #AEWRampage on @TNTdrama, we'll hear from Konosuke Takeshita on
AEW Zero Hour moments before the annual #AEWFullGear ppv LIVE worldwide TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/5r2GaFpeB8
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 19, 2022
Any updates regarding Konosuke Takeshita’s AEW future will be announced on AEW Zero Hour before tonight’s Full Gear PPV.
At 27 years old, Takeshita is a 10-year wrestling veteran who has worked for DDT for his entire career. He has won all of that company’s top titles more than once and has won both singles and tag tournaments in DDT as well.
As for his AEW tenure, Konosuke Takeshita has already had several matches that’ve been praised by fans. These include:
- Takeshita vs. Claudio Castagnoli at Battle of the Belts III
- Takeshita vs. ‘Hangman’ Adam Page on the May 18th, 2022 episode of Dynamite
- Takeshita vs. Jon Moxley on the July 13th, 2022 episode of Dynamite