Wheeler Yuta will compete in this year’s New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of the Super Juniors tournament. The prestigious annual competition will take place from May 15 through June 3. The only problem with that is that AEW has its Double or Nothing PPV on May 29th.
. Yuta is growing in popularity since joining Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, and William Regal in the Blackpool Combat Club. Tony Khan decided to do what is best for Wheeler’s development Therefore, Yuta will travel to Japan to take on some of the finest junior heavyweight wrestlers in the world. Bryan Alvarez discussed Khan’s decision on the latest Wrestling Observer Live.
“One of the most interesting names, in fact, is Wheeler Yuta. I was just literally talking to somebody this weekend about the idea of getting Wheeler Yuta into the Best of the Super Juniors because this guy is in the Blackpool Combat Club…
The issue was that in order for him to be in Best of the Super Juniors, he can’t work the AEW pay-per-view. So, that was the question. Obviously, what’s best for Wheeler Yuta? One night showing up at Double or Nothing or working the Best of the Super Juniors with Taguchi, Takahashi, Yoh, Clark Conners, the list goes on and on, but it would require him missing a big date for AEW and Tony Khan apparently decided what’s best for Wheeler Yuta is to do the Best of the Super Juniors.
And so, he’s in there. It doesn’t matter, he can lose every single match. It doesn’t matter. But, he’s going to go there and he’s going to work from May 15 through June 3 having a bunch of great matches with good workers and he’s going to come back way better.”
Some of the greatest stars in professional wrestling have made a name for themself at Best of the Super Juniors. Wheeler Yuta is hoping to add himself to that list. Tony Khan believes it will pay off to miss one PPV in exchange for the experience that Yuta will have competing in the tournament.
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