Wheeler Yuta Names His ‘Forbidden Door’ Dream Match

Wheeler Yuta Names His ‘Forbidden Door’ Dream Match AEW

As AEW stars continue to prepare to take on NJPW’s best at Forbidden Door, Wheeler Yuta has an interesting pick for who his opponent could be.

While Wheeler Yuta continues to dominate All Elite Wrestling as a part of Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson and William Regal’s Blackpool Combat Club, as we continue to approach AEW x NJPW’s inaugural crossover show Forbidden Door, Yuta is naming his NJPW dream match.

Speaking to The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Yuta pondered the options but stuck on one intriguing pairing: taking on Hiroshi Tanahashi, saying:

“There’s so many, you’re going to have to narrow it down. There’s plenty, but you just mentioned Tanahashi, and I think that Tanahashi is one of the guys that I have always envisioned myself across the ring from. That is someone that I would love to face. I don’t know how this joint PPV is going to shake out, but Tanahashi is someone that I have always looked up to.”

The reason why is fascinating, noting a bit of commentary that still sticks out to him, adding:

“I actually met him doing New Japan Strong, he does the Japanese commentary, it was him and Shibata for my debut. So, he was doing the Japanese commentary for my match with Rocky Romero. I don’t quite understand what the translation was, my mom, translated it for me, and she speaks fluent Japanese.

“But Tananashi said something along the effect of, ‘it feels like I am cheering for my son.’ I don’t know what I did in there that made him think that. But I always thought that was really funny. So, one day I would like to wrestle Tanahashi because that made me laugh a lot, and he’s one of the best wrestlers ever.”

Wheeler Yuta won the ROH Pure Championship at Supercard of Honor in a match against Josh Woods. Yuta continues to appear alongside Blackpool Combat Club on AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage after officially joining in April.

Transcription via Wrestling Inc.

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