Wheeler Yuta has had quite an interesting month. After starting to break away from ‘Best Friends’ in hopes of joining the ranks of the newly formed Blackpool Combat Club; Yuta has found himself fighting for the approval of the group. Even winning the ROH Pure Championship in the process. Now in an interview with Busted Open Radio, the new champion discusses his
asccention in the wrestling industry as well as pointing out two specific moments that he would define as career highlights.
Yuta mentions his matches with Penta El Zero Miedo & Jon Moxley as moments that made him feel like he belonged with AEW:
“It started to happen a little bit into my time in AEW. I look at my match with Pentagon on Dark. We were in DC, I was able to drive to the show, I wasn’t sure what I was going to be doing that day, and out of the blue, I have a match with Penta El Zero Miedo. It was definitely a big challenge and step up, but I delivered. That was sort of a turning point for me. ‘I delivered, I can do this, I belong here.’ Shortly after that, I had round two with Jon Moxley, it was not a mugging as the first one was, this was at least match, and I was like, ‘I’m getting there, I’m starting to level up. I’m starting to step up and prove I can do it.’ Those were two moments where I felt like I was starting to find my footing and now I think it’s starting to take off.”– Wheeler Yuta
He also mentions who he seeks out advice from backstage. Noting his tenuous relationship with Blackpool Combat Club leader William Regal.
“William Regal is definitely one, but it’s sort of a tedious relationship, obviously. I ask him for little bits and pieces of advice here and there, but I’m still trying to prove myself to him. Mr. Regal is someone I look to for advice all the time. Jerry Lynn is an incredible coach that we have. I really love talking with him about my matches. I was talking a lot with Orange Cassidy, he’s one of my original trainers, but obviously, that relationship is a little strained right now. It’s a little sour. Maybe less of an orange, more of a grapefruit these days.”– Wheeler Yuta
H/T to Fightful for the Transcription