— njpwworld (@njpwworld) 2017年5月3日
- 7TH MATCH 60 MINUTES LIMIT
NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN TAG TEAM
Match time: 15m48s
‘The three of us will give these belts more value than they've ever had. If anybody wants them they can come and try. This is EVIL. Everything is EVIL. All of it- EVIL.’
‘Taguchi- I mean Taguchi Japan… such a shame. We took these NEVER 6 man belts back. But there's a lot more I can take from Ricochet and Taguchi. You can challenge any time, but the belts belong with EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI. En serio- for real.’
* No comment from SANADA.
(Taguchi entered the press area, said ‘Damnit!’ And spat on the floor. Tanahashi came and addressed Taguchi)
‘Are you OK? Can you see?’
‘Just, just barely. I can see a bit. I'm used to it now.’
‘It wasn't on you today, coach. It was the team.’
‘We weren't strong enough. The leadership… I’m sorry. Let's get them back.’
‘We can't give up like that.’
‘We can't give up. That was a setback to step forward. We will get stronger. Any questions? (Long silence) Changing the starting lineup? What a terrible question. Who asked that? Rude. The boys did their best tonight. Rude! Get out!’
(YOSHITATSU steps in.)
‘Excuse me. I'm sorry to see you couldn't defend the NEVER 6 man tag titles tonight. I have a message for Tanahashi from Billy Gunn. He wants a singles match with you.’
‘No need to reply now, I just wanted to pass that on.’
‘So it’s passed along.’
‘O.. K. Right Ricochet, thank you’
(Tanahashi and Ricochet shake hands and leave)
‘I'm sorry, I lost my cool.’
-- Losing the belt had its emotional toll on you.
‘No, it’s… we tried, you know? We did enough. We did our best. I did my best. Please understand.’
-- Are you feeling the pressure of being coach?
‘Well, I'd be lying if there wasn't any pressure. But Taguchi Japan like this… I think this is the end of the second generation of Taguchi Japan. With me in the third generation and new members… sunrise, sunset. But not a breakup..’
-- You're going to choose a new team?
‘Nnnnn… Yes. No. This team’s ok for now.’
-- So the second generation Taguchi Japan stays as it is?
‘Need to rethink..’
-- Which is it?
‘We might need to rethink, start again.’
-- Maybe you should go back to the training camp and come up with a plan.
-- If the coach is indecisive, the players won't follow your lead.
‘We went through two lineups. Next is the third..’