— njpwworld (@njpwworld) 2017年3月7日
- 2ND MATCH 20 MINUTES LIMIT
Match time: 7m31s
Belly-to-back suplex pin
-- This was your first match since being entered in the New Japan Cup.
‘Well, they only just put me in.. But it didn't quite feel like I made enough of a statement tonight. It wasn't a decisive as I like to be, it was a very narrow win. Still, it was over my first round opponent, Tanga Loa.’
--Do you feel like your mood’s changed? Are you more fired up now?
‘Well, my mood’s changed, yes. But I feel more earnest, serious, than happy about it. I'm only in this thing because Honma was so seriously injured. I need to bear that in mind, as a courtesy to him more than anything. I can't feel happy about it, I need to treat it with earnestness and respect.’
-- Yesterday, TenKoji were able to make the best out of their situation with a positive result. Do you plan to continue that?
‘It's not really about continuing from yesterday, it's that I'm always on standby and waiting for something like this. Not many chances are coming my way, but I have an ambition to be IWGP champion at over 50 years old. I'm not personally attached to the New Japan Cup, but I am attached to the IWGP title and I'm constantly prepared for it. Nakanishi is the same,Tenzan and Kojima are the same. That's just how we feel.’
‘Five days. Five days, Yujiro, you’ve got five days. You think you’re gonna beat me? Beat me like your girlfriend’s boobs? Beat me like a boob? I’m gonna beat your ass. I’m gonna kick your ass, I’m gonna take your girlfriend, and we’re gonna walk off into the sunset. I’m gonna make sweet love to her by the fire. She’s never gonna think about you again. She’s gonna be thinking about Juice Robinson. Five days, Yujiro. I’m gonna beat your ass, and set my eyes upon the New Japan Cup.’
‘Fale, for the better part of 2016, it was myself against the Bullet Club. After I defeated Kenny Omega in New Japan’s first ever ladder match, I thought that chapter of my career was over. But we find ourselves head to head once again, Fale. Now if I remember, last year in the New Japan Cup, I beat you. I like to make a habit of repeating things. I like to make a habit of proving just how good I am, and I’m going to prove how good I am against you.’
‘Juice Robinson thinks he can come to Japan just to make a name for himself to sell back in America. Guys like that are trash.’
‘Woah, woah, woah. Relax. I’m winning that shit. I’m taking the cup, just relax.’
‘You heard the big guy. Relax. As long as Bullet Club wins that shit, who cares?’