15 Facts About Konosuke Takeshita


Konosuke Takeshita is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to both All Elite Wrestling in the United States and DDT Pro-Wrestling in Japan.


Konosuke Takeshita signed with AEW in November 2022, after a successful tour of the United States earlier that year.


Konosuke Takeshita had been a professional wrestling fan since childhood and as a 12-year old had attended a DDT show, where he was kissed by wrestler Danshoku Dino.


Konosuke Takeshita finished second in Wrestling Observer Newsletter's award category for Rookie of the Year, losing to Yohei Komatsu by four votes.


At Judgement 2017: DDT 20th Anniversary event, Konosuke Takeshita defeated Harashima to win the KO-D Openweight Championship for the second time.


On December 30,2018, Konosuke Takeshita won the D-Oh Grand Prix 2019 by defeating Go Shiozaki in the finals.


On February 17,2019, Konosuke Takeshita defeated Daisuke Sasaki to win his third KO-D Openweight Championship.


On May 19, Konosuke Takeshita defeated Soma Takao in the finals of the 2019 King of DDT tournament and thus became the number one contender to the KO-D Openweight Championship then held by Endo.


In early 2021, Konosuke Takeshita announced that All Out would disband with their last match taking place on March 12 in a special All Out produced event.


Konosuke Takeshita teamed alongside members of The Elite, including AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, the former AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks along with Michael Nakazawa.


Konosuke Takeshita then made his YouTube debut for AEW on Dark: Elevation the following Monday competing against Danny Limelight.


Konosuke Takeshita won this match with a pinfall after using his finishing move.


Konosuke Takeshita returned to AEW on the April 25,2022 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation where he defeated Brandon Cutler.


In February 2014, Konosuke Takeshita was admitted into the Nippon Sport Science University.


Konosuke Takeshita has stated that his goal was to take part in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as a decathlete.