An AEW star has expressed their desire to wrestle in Japan and named one prominent wrestler in particular as their dream opponent.
Japan is a dream wrestling destination for many competitors and Tay Melo is no different. Speaking to Dark Puroresu Flowsion Melo revealed she wishes to head over to Japan and fight the World of STARDOM Champion Giulia in a dream match.
“Honestly, I want to wrestle them all. I love Japanese style. It’s part of my roots because of judo. I always loved the culture, the language, the respect they have for each other, and the hard work. It’s no surprise that I want to wrestle Giulia more than anyone else. I can’t wait to share a ring with her one day.
Going to Japan has been a dream for a long time, even before wrestling. I know that I’ll learn a lot and it can change my career for the better. I remember training with Meiko Satomura for a little bit in NXT. I asked her to help me with my kicks and the way she teaches, the way she moves is everything, I just loved it.
I had the pleasure to work with Kairi, Io Shirai, and Shida, and man I always learned a lot from them and had so much fun. It’s truly the style I love and feel comfortable [with]. I’m super open to going to Japan, I really want to go. I’m waiting for the opportunity.”
Giulia is of the Joshi promotion’s most-popular and most-decorated stars in its history. The leader of the faction Donna Del Mondo has held trios tag team, the tag team, and the mid-card titles plus she is currently their world champion.
AEW Has A Working Relationship With NJPW
Ever since the inception of AEW, there has been some sort of working relationship with NJPW. Upon joining the promotion Jon Moxley wrestled for both companies and of course the inter-promotional pay-per-view, Forbidden Door solidified their partnership.
STARDOM is the sister promotion of NJPW and was mooted to be a part of the ground-breaking event, but scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening.