Former NJPW Star Mocks ‘Disrespectful Imitation’ AEW Star

Former NJPW Star Mocks ‘Disrespectful Imitation’ AEW Star NJPW/AEW

A former NJPW star has taken a swipe at a member of AEW, referring to the as nothing more than a “disrespectful imitation”.

Following the events of AEW Double or Nothing, Konosuke Takeshita showed his true colors by joining Blackpool Combat Club after attacking Kenny Omega.

After the Las Vegas show went off the air, Omega addressed what had happened and said:

“I may not be the most popular guy backstage but there’s a bigger world than AEW

“And, I’ve still got at least one or two really good friends that can even up the odds.”

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With many seeing this as a suggestion that Kota Ibushi could be making his AEW debut sometime soon, Ibushi himself has shared his thoughts on Takeshita.

Speaking to Dark Puroresu Flowsion, Ibushi revealed:

“I never thought he was that great. He is a made imitation of me. Also, he never respected me.”

Ibushi and Takeshita have crossed paths before in Japan’s DDT Pro Wrestling with the pair facing each other in January 2013 and in a number of tag team matches in 2014 & 2015 that saw Omega and Ibushi team up.

It was recently reported that Ibushi sees an AEW signing as a “top priority”, with the top star also having an NJPW offer on the table.

Ibushi’s relationship with NJPW has also recently been reported as being in a much better position that it was before he left the company and became a free agent.

At AEW Double or Nothing, the Anarchy in the Arena match saw The Elite lose to Blackpool Combat Club.

Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:

HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page

International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland

Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho

AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett

TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage

AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)

AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn

TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie

TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)

AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara

Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis

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1 year ago by Dave Adamson

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