Sorry simps, Maki Itoh is going back to Japan.
Maki Itoh quickly became the fan favorite from the Japanese bracket of the recent Women's Eliminator Tournament. An unfortunate circumstance that would see Rebel unable to compete alongside Britt Baker at AEW Revolution, Maki Itoh was given an opportunity to debut in front of the American AEW audience.
Successfully competing in her debut match at Revolution and in a tag team match on the following episode of AEW Dynamite, Maki Itoh’s last appearance, for now occurred on the debut episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. Itoh competed in a losing effort against inaugural AEW Women's Champion, Riho.
Itoh revealed the news that is sure to break the hearts of some, Twitter. Noting that she would be heading back to Japan and that at this time, there is no set date for her return to the United States.
I'm going back to Japan!— 伊藤麻希 Maki Itoh (@maki_itoh) March 16, 2021
I can only speak Makiglish but everyone was kind and I was very happy--
Do you want to see me again?
I'm sorry, the next schedule has not been decided. But I hope we can meet again!
Thank you fuck you all ---- #AEW pic.twitter.com/MEYXBoEBvr
During her time in America, Itoh would also befriend The Dark Order. Onthe most recent episode of Being The Elite, the group tried acting as the former Japanese idol’s backup dancers. She was not pleased.
"Wow, shitty dancers" ------pic.twitter.com/ErqgD1tNA6— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) March 15, 2021
In an exclusive interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Maki Itoh revealed that she would consider joining the group as long as she is paid for her contributions, of course. Read more here.