Wheeler Yuta, the youngest member of AEW's Blackpool Combat Club (BCC), recently expressed his thoughts on potential additions to the faction during an interview with SEScoops. Although he acknowledged that the timing might not be ideal, Yuta mentioned a couple of names he believes would be excellent fits for the stable.
Among his suggestions were Leyla Hirsch and Jamie Hayter. Hayter, who hasn't been seen in AEW since her loss of the women's title to Toni Storm at AEW Double or Nothing, has been dealing with a legitimate shoulder injury. On the other hand, Hirsch recently made her return to ROH after being sidelined for over a year due to an injury.
If either of them were to join the BCC, they would become the group's first female member, adding a new dynamic to the faction.
Excitement Over BCC's Collaboration
During the interview, Yuta also touched upon the recent collaboration between the BCC and Konosuke Takeshita.
While acknowledging that Takeshita declined Bryan Danielson's initial invitation and may not be an official member, Yuta expressed his excitement about having the opportunity to fight alongside him. Yuta described the experience as "awesome," highlighting the positive impact of Takeshita's involvement.
Furthermore, Yuta expressed similar sentiments regarding Shota Umino, Jon Moxley's protégé from NJPW. Umino has collaborated with the BCC in NJPW Strong and was also part of the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door event last month.
Together, Umino and Takeshita joined forces with the BCC to face off against Hangman Page, The Young Bucks, Eddie Kingston, and Tomohiro Ishii, who represented The Elite. Despite their best efforts, the BCC ultimately came up short in the match, as Yuta found himself on the receiving end of a devastating brainbuster from Ishii, leading to the pinfall.
As the BCC continues to evolve and solidify its presence in AEW, Yuta's insights into potential additions and his appreciation for the collaborations with Takeshita and Umino provide a glimpse into the faction's future direction.
Fans eagerly await further developments within the Blackpool Combat Club as they strive to make their mark in the world of professional wrestling.