Konosuke Takeshita’s Finisher Is One Of AEW’s Most Brutal

Hamish Woodward

Konsuke Takeshita has been on a tear lately, proving to AEW fans why he is being pushed so hard by Tony Khan.

The Japanese star was signed to AEW in 2022, following his rise to becoming the Ace of DDT in Japan.

Takeshita was the top babyface in the promotion, winning the KO-D Openweight Championship five times, as well as a host of other championship titles.

He was much hyped when he signed for AEW, but Takeshita didn’t really take off until his heel turn on Kenny Omega, joining up with Don Callis on AEW Dynamite.

Since then, he has racked up wins and managed to showcase his finishing move in AEW, which is one of the most brutal looking moves in the entire promotion.

Konosuke Takeshita’s Finisher

Konosuke Takeshita’s finish is one of the most brutal and best looking finishing move in AEW.

While he started off his AEW career with losses to stars like Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho and MJF, Konosuke Takeshita has quickly been racking up wins.

Fans never got to see his finishing move in the early days, due to his ability to put on great matches that ending in him impressing in defeat.

However, since teaming up with Don Callis earlier this year, Konsuke Takeshita has been able to showcase his finisher – Zahi – a lot more in AEW.

The Zahi is a running knee strike to an opponent’s head – sometimes to a kneeling or seated opponent. It is done as a bicycle knee, where Takeshita lifts one knee before ramming his opponent with the other.

It has drawn comparisons to both of the Golden Lover’s finishing moves – Kenny Omega’s V-Trigger and Kota Ibushi’s Kamigoye.

He has beaten opponents like Bandido with the Zahi, although Konosuke Takeshita will be hoping the move can take down Kenny Omega at All In.

Konsouke Takeshita has used other finishing moves in his career, like a German Suplex and Blue Thunder Bomb.

However, the Zahi has been his go-to in AEW, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

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