This was the biggest win of Yuta’s career, winning the match for his team in his first pay per view main event of his career.
It was that performance that made Danielson consider Wheeler Yuta as one fo the “Four Pillars”, a name used to group four of AEW’s top young talents. The Four pillars are;
- Darby Allin
- Sammy Guevara
- Jungle Boy
(CM Punk also claimed that Britt Baker was one of the Four Pillars, in place of MJF).
MJF Needs To Rethink Wheeler Yuta As One Of The Four Pillars
After an incredible main event match at AEW Double or Nothing 2023, Bryan Danielson was asked about who “the next big thing” was in AEW.
He struggled to answer, not wanting to leave anybody out. However, he began by naming Mexican star Rush as a big star, stemming from the pair’s match together on Dynamite.
“So the hard thing is naming people, because then you’re leaving people out, right?” Bryan Danielson said, “I can tell you, like for example, when I see Rush, I feel like, ‘Oh my, talking about intensity’, I’m like, when I wrestled him I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ But that was fun, and like his intensity bleeds across the screen, right?”
He then went on to discuss Wheeler Yuta, noting how he has been left out of the “Four Pillars” conversation by MJF.
The AEW Champion defended his championship against Jungle Boy, Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara at Double or Nothing, although Danielson thinks Wheeler Yuta needs to be included in that list.
“I think the interesting thing, you know, MJF likes to talk about the four pillars. He didn’t talk about Wheeler Yuta.” The American Dragon noted, “He just won the main event of pay-per-view. I think he needs to rethink who he thinks the four pillars are, you know? So there’s a lot, there’s a lot of talented people on this roster, and to single out one or two is just hard.”
Wheeler Yuta joined Bryan Danielson in the Blackpool Combat Club last year, ditching his Best Friends teammates to join up with big stars like Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley.
While he came in later than the other Four Pillars, his association with his current teammates has elevated him to main event status, and a title reign could be in his future before too long.
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