New Japan News: Note From Today’s Presser & Video
As expected, New Japan today held the pre-event press conference for this weekend’s events, notes from the event and at the end is a link to the video:
The English translations were done by the daughter of legendary joshi wrestler Itsuki Yamasaki, half of the Jumping Bomb Angels. Itsuki was in attendance. New Japan referee Tiger Hattori was the moderator, and was introduced by President Naoki Sugabayahsi.
Comments from Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask 4, Jushin Liger, Jado, Shinsuke Nakamura & Satoshi Kojima.
After some questions, the wrestlers competing in the IWGP Intercontinental Title Tournament were introduced and made comments. Most-especially MVP-were within character.
After this, Makabe was introduced. He was quickly interrupted by Rhino, who was soon escorted out. After Makabe’s comments it was the last one-Hiroshi Tanahashi. After some comments & Q&A everyone except Rhino was brought in for photos.
No additional Saturday or Sunday matches were announced.
Video of the presser is here:
Recorded on a smartphone, hence the poor quality. It runs about 36 minutes.