Uemura’s comments on last minute addition
As a result of a knee injury to Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Yuya Uemura will now be a part of the ten man Best of the Super Jr. field, with the tournament kicking off Sunday in Aichi. Uemura has long been campaigning for this opportunity, and now gets the chance t compete with the best super juniors over the next month as we head to the finals on December 11 in Nippon Budokan. Asked for comment, Uemura stated the following:
‘I know that my entry is as a result of Kanemaru’s injury, so I can’t say I’m delighted, but when I heard the news, I did get fired up.
Last year I was able to enter the Super Jr. Tag League, and unfortunately I ended on zero points. That was a real let down, and I know it was a disappointment for my partner Tiger Mask. I won’t ever live that down. In a league like this, everybody is trying to win. That’s what I learned last year in the tag league; I have to be aiming for the top the whole time.
I’ve been saying for months now that I want to make it into BoSJ, get results, and then maybe be able to challenge for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. Well, I just about achieved the first goal. Now just to get results!’