Originally published at Francesco Akira says there were talks of him appearing with United Empire during AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door build
The entire United Empire could have been present for the Forbidden Door build.
On 6/26, All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling presented their ‘Forbidden Door’ joint event and on that show, United Empire’s Will Ospreay defended the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Title against Orange Cassidy.
Fellow United Empire member, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Champion Francesco Akira told Culatholic during their chat that there were discussions about him appearing during the Forbidden Door build.
Akira was getting his visa situation sorted as he has never been to the U.S. He said he’s working on it and hopes to make his way onto NJPW STRONG to compete alongside his partner TJP.
There was .
We’re working on it so hopefully, I would love to come to America, especially for STRONG, New Japan and defend this championship too with TJP in America.
As the interview went on, Akira stated that there is a date when he’ll be back in Japan but he’s keeping that close to the vest.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Cultaholic’s Desert Island Graps with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.