In style Joshi star Maki Itoh has mentioned not having a lot of a presence on AEW TV. Itoh primarily works for TJPW in Japan, however her recognition has grown internationally. She’s been in a position to rating some matches on AEW programming, however she’s largely been seen on “AEW Darkish: Elevation.”
Itoh not too long ago spoke to Steve Fall for WrestlingNews.co. Throughout the interview, Itoh weighed in on not making as many appearances on AEW as some could have anticipated.
“So, she does not truly know the explanation why she wasn’t on TV in any respect,” Itoh mentioned via a translator. “Possibly it is simply AEW reserving, she’s not very positive. She did not have an issue like, you already know, working visa as a result of it is a lengthy course of to get an individual there for a very long time, proper? However not too long ago because of the crew at AEW, she may have a visa for extra long-term appearances. So, who is aware of? Possibly subsequent time.”
Itoh admitted that she does not get an opportunity to speak with Tony Khan usually. She mentioned that Khan is commonly busy, and is all the time “operating round backstage.” Itoh mentioned the instances she has been in a position to discuss to Khan, the AEW boss has given her reward.
Itoh then mentioned her primary targets for 2023. She has two in thoughts. “For her purpose in 2023 in Japan, she needs to get a title belt, clearly. She appears like perhaps a tag crew title belt can be very nice nearly now. For America, clearly, she needs to return to being on AEW tv once more.”
Itoh mentioned that it is troublesome to make a giant splash in America if she is not on TV usually. So, she’s hoping to go away a major influence when she does get one other alternative.
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