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Konosuke Takeshita Shares Struggles in AEW Despite Strong Performance

One Big Thing

AEW star Konosuke Takeshita has opened up about his recent booking and the difficulties he’s faced on U.S. television, despite delivering standout performances against top stars like Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and Darby Allin.

Key Points

  • Takeshita signed with AEW after becoming “The Ace” of DDT Pro Wrestling and having highly regarded matches on AEW TV as a freelancer.
  • He recently had a well-received bout against Will Ospreay at AEW Revolution earlier this year.
  • Takeshita believes that there’s a lack of space for an Asian person to be on a TV show watched by Americans, despite his hard work and strong performances.
  • He has felt mentally exhausted and hasn’t enjoyed wrestling since arriving in America, despite gaining recognition for his matches.

Why It Matters

Takeshita’s comments shed light on the challenges faced by international wrestlers, particularly those from Asia, in gaining prominence on American television. Despite his undeniable talent and well-received matches, Takeshita feels that there are limitations to his success due to his ethnicity. This raises questions about diversity and representation in the wrestling industry and the barriers that talented performers may face based on their background.

Looking Ahead

Takeshita has recently been targeting Jon Moxley’s IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and fans are eagerly anticipating their eventual showdown. As Takeshita continues to deliver impressive performances, it remains to be seen how his booking and prominence in AEW will evolve over time.

What are your thoughts on Konosuke Takeshita’s experiences in AEW and the challenges he’s faced? Leave a comment below and join the discussion.

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