Wheeler Yuta had quite the best friends stint at Blackpool Combat Club, and he recently discussed the magnitude of the transition. Yuta, who is part of the AEW stable alongside Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley and William Regal, spoke about the sudden change during a virtual signing for K&S WrestleFest.
“It was definitely very different,” he said (by Fighter). “It’s partly like Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy, they’re my friends in real life. I’ve known these guys for years. At first I kind of felt like I was in this big position, c It’s still a huge position but it’s with my friends, I’m in my comfort zone But when it started it was like, okay, that’s a step up, that’s something completely different from what I was doing. Now I also have to earn the respect of these guys, like I did with my friends before. It was definitely a big step forward, it was like a change of legs. But , now we move and roll.
A fan also asked him what he thought of Cesaro possibly joining AEW and the Blackpool Combat Club, and he was all for it. He said: “Cesaro is awesome. I would support him in any role wherever I could see him struggle. He is incredible. But I think he would fit in very well with us, he has a history with [William] Treat too.
Yuta, in addition to his work in the BCC, is the current ROH Pure Champion. He will defend the title in an upcoming episode of AEW Dark.