Backstage Insights: AEW's Future Strategy for Konosuke Takeshita

Unexpected alliances reshape the landscape of All Elite Wrestling.

by Atia Mukhtar
Backstage Insights: AEW's Future Strategy for Konosuke Takeshita

In a dramatic turn of events at All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) Double or Nothing, Konosuke Takeshita, once a revered figure, has turned on Kenny Omega and the Elite. The aftermath has been a palpable change in the crowd's sentiment towards Takeshita.

His newfound alliance with Don Callis has elicited some of the most vitriolic reactions in contemporary wrestling, shifting the dynamics of his presence in AEW. According to the inside scoop from "Wrestling Observer Radio," the AEW management has an intricate, time-bound plan for Konosuke Takeshita.

The current trajectory aims at a significant metamorphosis of his character from a reviled figure to one of the most celebrated babyfaces of AEW. The blueprints of this transformation are being etched out meticulously by Tony Khan, the head honcho of AEW.

Takeshita's Journey to Ascendancy

However, Konosuke Takeshita's ascension to this position has yet to be slated for immediate realization. The journey requires him to be a heel, under the mentorship of Callis, for a considerable duration.

In a recent demonstration of their burgeoning alliance, Takeshita demonstrated his devastating prowess by trouncing Damon Ace on the famous "Dynamite" segment. This victorious spectacle transpired amidst the conspicuous absence of Kenny Omega, who's been off-radar since Takeshita stunningly ambushed him during Anarchy in the Arena.

Kenny Omega, meanwhile, is grappling with numerous challenges. Besides being the target of Callis and Konosuke Takeshita's relentless onslaught, Omega's wrestling pedigree is set to be tested. He's expected to defend his IWGP United States Championship in just over two weeks at the highly-anticipated AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door event.

Omega's adversary, Will Ospreay, offers a thrilling rematch following their electrifying clash at Wrestle Kingdom 17 in January. The future holds intriguing and significant implications for all characters, promising a riveting spectacle for AEW followers.