AEW's Wheeler Yuta On What He's Learned From Blackpool Combat Club Stablemates

2022 was a big year for Wheeler Yuta, as the young AEW star made a move from the promotion's Best Friends stable to join up with the Blackpool Combat Club. In the months since, Yuta has become the group's student — a 26-year-old upstart with a great deal of potential, especially if he continues learning from Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, and Claudio Castagnoli. Speaking to the Northeast Times ahead of AEW's return to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Wednesday, Yuta discussed some of what he has learned from his BCC mentors.

"Claudio, he's taught me about European uppercuts," Yuta said. "He's also [shown] me how to take care of my body, my condition, and how to work out in the ring through tag team matches. Moxley, he taught me how to unlock aggression, to turn it up a notch, and to win [by] any means necessary. And Bryan is such an amazing technician. Little techniques you might not pick up on, but in the ring, they really matter. Bryan has [shown] me technique."

Yuta also mentioned the group's former member William Regal, stating the veteran taught him lessons in both wrestling as well as real life. It was Regal who first united the group, with his hometown of Blackpool, England serving as the stable's namesake. Regal departed AEW late last year, citing a desire to return to WWE to work with his son. However, the Blackpool Combat Club has continued on as one of the most prominently featured factions in the promotion.

This past Saturday on "AEW Collision," Yuta teamed with Castagnoli to challenge Ricky Starks and Big Bill for the AEW World Tag Team Championship. The main event saw the House of Black return to cause a distraction, setting Starks and Bill up for victory after a little over 20 minutes.