Former Ice Ribbon talent Maya Yukihi would like to appear for AEW

Maya Yukihi is now a freelancer after spending the last seven years of her career as a part of Ice Ribbon

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Maya Yuhiki is a free agent and is looking to venture into the U.S. to work.

At the end of 2021, the Ice Ribbon promotion lost multiple talents from their active roster. The likes of Suzu Suzuki, Risa Sera and Maya Yukihi departed the promotion along with several more talents. After spending the last seven years of her career with Ice Ribbon, Yukihi is now a free agent.

She is scheduled for an upcoming DDT Pro Wrestling event but also has aspirations to wrestle in North America. Tokyo Sports asked her if there are any organizations in the U.S. she’d like to go to and she brought up All Elite Wrestling. Maya mentioned the Japanese wrestlers that they’ve brought into the company over the past several years.

I would like to be in a glamorous organization, because AEW has a lot of Japanese fighters and I have the impression that many people go there for spots. AEW is amazing, isn’t it? How they just appeared out of nowhere and became a huge organization?

DDT’s 25th Anniversary event is scheduled for March 20th and Maya is set to go one-on-one with Saki Akai at the event. Early in her career, Maya attended DDT’s wrestling classes. She was hoping to learn under the DDT Pro umbrella but was turned down. That class was co-instructed by Dick Togo.

I started attending DDT’s wrestling classes. It was a class taught by Daichi Kakimoto and Dick Togo. All of us were grinning while saying, ‘It hurts’ when Dick Togo put his arm on us (laughs). After that, I joined the Ice Ribbon wrestling circle, and actually went to [Gatoh Move’s] wrestling class… I wanted to learn under the DDT brand, but I was turned down.

DDT Pro Wrestling will be a part of the 2022 CyberFight Festival which is scheduled for June 22nd in Saitama, Japan. To read more about this year’s CyberFight Festival, click here.

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