For Chase Owens, appearing at the Tokyo Dome was a big moment in a still relatively young career.
Speaking to the Herald Courier, Owens marveled at the idea of wrestling at the Tokyo Dome. Competing on the first match of the card, the New Japan Rumble, Owens was amazed being able to eliminate so many people and be the center focus of the match for a bit.
“It’s unreal,” Owens said. “I never would’ve imagined getting to do all this. … It was the craziest thing I’ve ever been a part of in wrestling. Forty-thousand people in attendance and the best wrestling roster in the world.”
Owens came into the promotion as the NWA Jr. Heavyweight champion a few years ago. He lost the title to Jushin Thunder Liger, but when the NWA/New Japan relationship ended, Owens came back on board as a heavyweight member of the Bullet Club. He's elated to be part of one of the most prolific stables in professional wrestling right now.
“Joining Bullet Club was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Owens said. “I joined the hottest thing going in wrestling today and my career definitely took off and I’ve had the best two years I’ve ever had.”
Despite other attempted additions to the Bullet Club not panning out, Owens has been consistent, appearing on most New Japan tours since joining the group. Although he mostly competes in tag matches with various other Bullet Club members, Owens does wrestle on his own, occasionally. His last singles match in New Japan was in August when he defeated Tomoyuki Oka.