Tetsuya Naito Addresses SANADA's Exit From Los Ingobernables De Japon
Tetsuya Naito on SANADA's LIJ exit
Tetsuya Naito has addressed SANADA's decision to quit Los Ingobernables de Japon.
SANADA left LIJ, the faction he had been a part of since his NJPW debut in 2016, after defeating Naito in the quarterfinals of the New Japan Cup on Friday, March 17. SANADA left LIJ to join Taichi, DOUKI, TAKA Michinoku, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru to increase Just Four Guys to Just Five Guys.
Naito has since addressed SANADA's exit, noting his confusion that Cold Skull opted to join Just Five Guys since he had beaten Taichi in the first round of the New Japan Cup.
"In the quarterfinals of the New Japan Cup, I lost to SANADA. I didn't feel much change, but his last move was very strong. Los Ingobernables de Japon is a unit that is difficult to get into, but easy to get out of. Because I don't hold back anyone who wants to leave. SANADA decided to leave Los Ingobernables de Japon. You can do whatever you want. But I wonder about what SANADA said, 'There's no point in staying with Naito since I've already beaten him.' Because he is going to join the unit of Taichi, whom he beat in the first round of the New Japan Cup, right? Naito, beat him, so he won't fight with me anymore. He beats Taichi, but they will fight together from now on. Isn't that a bit contradictory?" Naito said.
"If SANADA thinks that he can't be the top fighter in the same unit as Naito, then he will be the third or fourth fighter from now on, right? Because, look at a guy named Shingo Takagi. Ever since he joined Los Ingobernables de Japon, he has been involved in the title fights. In my opinion, a person who can shine can shine no matter where he goes. Those who don't shine, don't shine anywhere. That's what I think. Cabrón!"
SANADA has since advanced to the New Japan Cup final following his win over Mark Davis in the semifinals. The 35-year-old will face Bullet Club's David Finlay in the final on Tuesday, March 21.
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