— njpwworld (@njpwworld) March 20, 2017
- 3RD MATCH 20 MINUTES LIMIT
Match time: 11m01s
‘Man, that kid that just debuted, Kitamura? Looks like a monster. It really says something that he was able to show such power to the tag team champions. After only a handful of matches. But it takes more than that to beat Tenkoji. You gotta get beat down and keep on coming. But it's exciting. I'm looking forward to him becoming a real beast.’
‘Kitamura, I hope you get on our level real soon. He's only had three, four, five matches but he's already on our heels. I mean that; he's an ace in the making. But it's not all easy. He's got a world of hurt ahead of him. If it was that easy, me and Tenzan doing this for 25 years, that wouldn't be such a rare case. To get through 25 years of hardship and struggle and keep coming, that's wrestling.’
Nagata: (patting Kitamura on the back)
‘What do you think? We’ve got ourselves a ringer here, right, this Katsuya Kitamura? Look at this guy’s size, this physique. And a three time consecutive Greco Roman wrestling champion, former freestyle wrestling champion. Former competitor on the world stage. I scouted this guy, brought him in. He's 31. But he's still going to grow. He's going to grow into something unbelievable. Make a mark Kitamura. Tell the people!’
‘I'll make my mark!’
‘Make it! And say what's on your mind!’
‘I got here with the help of others. But I also got here by training ten times harder than anyone else. Eating ten times more than anyone else! And with this body as my weapon, I will make my mark on NJPW history!’
‘You said it! And you're speaking to fans across the country. From now on, don't let those people down!’
(Nagata slaps Kitamura hard)
‘Katsuya Kitamura is New Japan’s ultimate secret weapon. And I'm going to help him become the most awesome figure you've ever seen!’
(Kitamura heads backstage).
-- Kitamura has taken a lot of different finishers over the last few days..
‘It’s all part of him growing into a tremendous asset for us. From now he has to be in there fighting every day. I brought someone amazing here. He has to do the rest, make the most of his potential. And how will New Japan help him develop? If the company can't do it, then I will. That body, that connection with the audience, that's everything. And he can connect with the other kids in the dojo, motivate them, and take this company to new heights. I'm going to show the world how amazing he is.’