A new report says that WWE could have their eye on someone who has recently starred for AEW and is “exactly” what the sports entertainment giant is looking for.
Konosuke Takeshita has proved a big hit in All Elite Wrestling during his time competing in the company. Takeshita has shared the ring with the likes of Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, ROH Champion Claudio Castagnoli, Hangman Adam Page, Jay Lethal, and Eddie Kingston in his short time in AEW.
The 27-year-old also competes for DDT in Japan but Dave Meltzer speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio predicted even bigger things in Takeshita’s future.
According to Meltzer, Konosuke Takeshita could yet spend more time in AEW but he is someone that is sure to be on the radar of WWE:
“A year or so. Enough time to make him something. He’s living here, but even if he goes back, they (AEW) can bring him in any time they want. It’s not like he’ll be here for a year and then they can never use him again. So the fact that they don’t have him under a five-year deal or anything like that, shouldn’t be incumbent on (how they use him). I don’t know what his deal is with DDT.”
“WWE, if he doesn’t have a full-time deal somewhere… WWE is looking for a big Japanese guy as we speak, and this guy’s got some size, and he’s young, and he’s got a good body, and he’s a fantastic wrestler. So somebody there may stumble upon him and be interested because he’s exactly what they’re looking for.”
Dave Meltzer also commented on the changes at the top of WWE management and how Tony Khan and AEW might now be “struggling” to close the gap on their competition.