When fans are asked to name the best wrestlers in the world, Shingo Takagi often comes up in the conversation. Many believe The Dragon has the talent to be a top star in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Hiroshi Tanahashi is seemingly one of them.
The Ace revealed during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated that he thinks Takagi can be a future IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
"Takagi has many strong points, but what I will say impresses me particularly is the energy he puts into every single one of his matches. Whether it's against a young guy, a veteran or whoever, he gives his opponent everything he has. I think he could absolutely be IWGP World Heavyweight Champion at some point," Tanahashi stated.
Tanahashi defeated Takagi back in January to capture the NEVER Openweight Championship in a match of the year candidate and The Dragon seemingly made a strong impression on the eight-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
Takagi even has the chance to make Tanahashi's comment come true in a couple of weeks when he challenges Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title at Wrestling Dontaku.