Akira Tozawa has commenced his training, marking a significant development in his journey. On the October 16 WWE Raw episode, Tozawa found himself in a backstage interaction with the Alpha Academy (Chad Gable, Otis, and Maxxine Dupri). Though initially not considered a member, Tozawa’s connection with the group was established in a digital exclusive prior to the episode.
Despite Gable’s initial dismissal, acknowledging Tozawa’s dance moves led to a recognition of potential. Gable instructed Otis to provide Tozawa with an Alpha Academy shirt. Tozawa then joined Alpha Academy for a match against the New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods), ending up on the losing side.
In a subsequent segment, Tozawa took on Bronson Reed in a match, showcasing the beginning of his Alpha Academy training. Despite Reed’s dominance, Tozawa received positive feedback from Gable, Otis, and even the New Day, who presented him with a Dallas Cowboys WWE Championship as a sign of their impressed approval. DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano) also appeared, highlighting the thriving state of the Raw tag team division.
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