Yuya Uewara Wants To Wrestle Naito For The World Championship In April

Hamish Woodward

In an interview with NJPW, Uewara detailed a number of different wrestlers he wants to face in NJPW in the future.

In these include Tetsuya Naito, and the young star revealed his plan was to win the New Japan Cup to earn a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion next month.

“I don’t have a final in mind, but if I looked at the people that interest me, I’d say Umino, Great-O-Khan, Finlay, SANADA and Yujiro [Takahashi].”

“After I came back, he [Takahashi] said the win in my return match was beginner’s luck and he wanted me one on one. So maybe if he made the final of the Cup.”

“Having wrestled LIJ a lot over the last few months, I’ve felt first hand the hold Naito has on the crowd, his popularity. But that just makes this opportunity all the more attractive.”

“For sure. First the cup, then the belt, then the world. I will make this opportunity a reality. But first, I’m 100% focused on this match with Shingo, and coming out with the win!”

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