3 Key Points:
- Konosuke Takeshita to appear at All Japan Pro Wrestling in Hachioji on January 27, 2024.
- Takeshita teams up with Hideki Okatani against Yuma and Atsuki Aoyagi.
- This marks Takeshita’s return to AJPW after a notable stint in AEW and DDT Pro-Wrestling.
Konosuke Takeshita Returns to AJPW
International pro wrestling sensation Konosuke Takeshita is set to make waves at the upcoming All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) event. Slated for January 27, 2024, in Hachioji, Japan, Takeshita’s participation in the event was confirmed through a tweet by DDT Pro’s official English account. The competition sees him partnering with Hideki Okatani as they gear up to challenge the team of Yuma Aoyagi and Atsuki Aoyagi.
Takeshita’s Pro Wrestling Journey
It will be a significant return for Takeshita to an AJPW ring since his last appearance in December 2016. Notably recognized for his impressive tenure with DDT Pro-Wrestling, his entrance into AEW was marked by a debut at “The House Always Wins” in April 2021. His alliance with Don Callis at Double or Nothing in May 2023 further established his presence within AEW.
Takeshita’s Championship Caliber
Takeshita’s reputation is backed by a litany of championship successes. He has laid claim to the DDT Pro-Wrestling’s KO-D Openweight Championship five times and has been a four-time holder of the KO-D Tag Team Championship and a five-time titleholder of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship. His decorated career also includes capturing the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship four times.
WWE and AJPW Symbiosis
The interconnected world of pro wrestling sees talents crossing paths across various promotions. WWE’s Charlie Dempsey recently vied for the prestigious AJPW Triple Crown Championship, indicating the crossover appeal and the talent exchange between the promotions. Takeshita’s addition to the AJPW event roster will surely add to the rich tapestry of international pro wrestling relations.
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