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SENGOKU-ENBU -KIZNA- Presents SAKURA GENESIS 2017

SUN. APRIL. 9. 2017 | 4:00 PM

Tokyo

Ryogoku Kokugikan

1-3-28, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

5TH MATCH 30 MINUTES LIMIT

VS

Match time: 11m30s

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MATCH MOVIE

WRESTLER COMMENT

Ricochet:
‘You know, some people might think tonight was an upset but I don't at all. I knew Juice would represent Taguchi Japan, and would beat Naito.’

Juice:
‘Tomorrow’s my birthday, and as a present, I'm going to become a champion.’

Tanahashi (in English):
‘I am jealous.’

Juice:
‘Tanahashi, you taught me so much when we were in the Tag League together. I appreciate everything. Coach! We did it!’

Taguchi (in English):
‘You are!... A good wrestler.’

Ricochet:
‘And you are a great coach! (In Japanese) a great coach!’

Taguchi:
‘Well, you know, at the end of the day, all the boys in Taguchi Japan do marvellous. Today the lad Juice stepped in and scored a barnstormer. Absolute belter. Marvellous.’

Tanahashi:
‘Coach, I’d just like to say one thing.’

Taguchi:
‘Go ahead.’

Tanahashi:
‘I realise it may mean going on the bench, but I'd like to go after EVIL.’

Taguchi:
‘Oh?’

Tanahashi:
‘Man to man. There's no other way.’

Taguchi:
‘Man to man. OK, you have my blessing.’

(Tanahashi leaves)

Taguchi:
‘The lad there, the Ace. He's on his way back, thanks to Taguchi Japan giving him a leg up. But we won't give a leg up to EVIL, no. To borrow his words, we are no stepping stones. Taguchi Japan don't exist for EVIL’s benefit. We are no stepping stones but a whole flight of stairs for all of our players to run up! Tanahashi will make a comeback this spring and head to the G1. Tanahashi, the Taguchi Japan staircase will not creak under your feet! Juice, Ricochet, those lads done good. That's all… I apologize, I have no dirty jokes today either. (Pause) I mean, if anyone wants to use me as a stepping stone that's fine. I kind of like it. I'm a masochist, you see.’

Juice:
‘There's one thing I want Naito to understand. I beat him today, but that doesn't mean I don't think he's good. Naito, I respect you. Former IWGP champion, current Intercontinental champion. G1 winner, New Japan Cup winner. LIJ is as popular as it is because of him. But today I beat him. Today the crowd cheered for me. And today I became able to challenge you Naito. So now the ball’s in your court. If you're a real champion, you accept my challenge. You accept any challenge. And if you're a real man, it's gonna be Juice v Naito for the Intercontinental Championship.’


Naito:
‘Doler… I'm in pain, cabron!’

BUSHI:
‘Hey Taguchi! You think, you really think if we have a rematch it'll be the same result? I mean, there aren't going to be any other challengers for these NEVER 6 man belts, so we can challenge, right? Sounds like you guys are up for a rematch. We will give you a receipt for everything you did to us. Enserio. For. Real.’

EVIL:
‘Tanahashi! You want to face me again? A washed up guy like you isn't going to make a good stepping stone for me. But I'm going to tear you even further apart. Remember- this is EVIL. EVERYTHING is EVIL! All of it- EVIL.’

* SANADA neglected to comment.

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