The event is set to take place in Seattle on October 1st, 2023, in the hometown of AEW star Bryan Danielson.
He is wrestling against Zack Sabre Jr on that event, but it is Kota Ibushi vs Konosuke Takeshita which will steal that show at the next AEW PPV.
AEW officials are said to be “very high” on Takeshita, with Tony Khan seemingly intent on making him a big star within the company.
The 28-year-old has been teaming up with Don Callis is recent years, who has guided him to back-to-back pay per view victories at AEW All In (against the Golden Elite) and Kenny All Out (against Kenny Omega).
This partnership has taken him to new heights, and it looks like Konosuke Takeshita could be a big-time star for AEW in the very near future – but he’ll have to go through Kota Ibushi first.
It has been reported that AEW Officials were discussing Konosuke Takeashita vs Kota Ibushi on a major pay per view, with Wrestle Dream being the obvious place.
The show is being used to honor the life of the legendary Japanese promoter Antonio Inoki, and this clash between two of Japan’s top stars would be the perfect way to honor him.
The match was teased on AEW Dynamite this week, as Don Callis revealed his newest portrait, depicting “The Alpha” Konosuke Takeshita and Don Callis ready to slice a sword through a cowering Kota Ibushi, in the latest of his creations.
Callis claimed that they wanted to “kill” Ibushi to get to Kenny Omega, calling him a “pathetic cuck” before stabbing the portrait of Ibushi with a screwdriver.
This is likely to lead to a singles match between Kota Ibushi and Konosuke Takeshita at WrestleDream, although the match is to be used to build up Takeshita as a star on the level of Kenny Omega or Bryan Danielson.
Tony Khan wants Takeshita to be the next star to but on the blockbuster pay per view matches, even though Ibushi claims that he has never been a fan of the Japanese star.
Kota Ibushi, recently spoke to Dark Puroresu Flowsion, telling him he “never thought he was that great” when discussing Konosuke Takeshita.
“I never thought he was that great. He is a made imitation of me. Also, he never respected me”
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