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Original Plans For Wheeler Yuta In Best Friends Revealed

Best Friends had their own Wheeler Yuta angle planned

While Trent Beretta was on the shelf with a neck injury, Wheeler Yuta joined Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, and Kris Statlander in Best Friends. Upon Trent's return, though, Beretta was quickly mean to Yuta and questioned his spot in the faction, with both men distancing themselves from each other in the stable. 

Trent and Yuta ultimately would not resolve their issues and the ROH Pure Champion ended up joining the Blackpool Combat Club after he earned Jon Moxley's respect on the April 8 episode of AEW Rampage. 

That wasn't the original plan, though, and Beretta revealed on the Battleground Podcast that he and Yuta were set to have a match that would have ended with the younger member of Best Friends earning Trent's respect. 

Commenting on Yuta joining Blackpool Combat Club, Beretta said: "Honestly, it's better for him. The way he got put in Best Friends was super weird and a hard situation for him to be in as a wrestler. Like, 'Who is this new guy who is suddenly best friends with these guys I knew?' The whole reason I was being upset with it is that we were planning on doing our own angle where we would eventually have a match and he would win my respect. I was like, 'He needs something for people to grab on to.' That's why we did that, then it ended up working out a completely different way where I was mean to him for no reason and then he left."

Yuta has since established himself alongside Jon Moxley, William Regal, and Bryan Danielson, and he looks set to be involved in the upcoming Blood & Guts match on the June 29 episode of Dynamite.

H/T to Fightful


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