Excerpts from Shingo Takagi's recent interview with Pro Wrestling Weekly
>Gaijin wrestlers of today are a waste of money. Naito agrees, Hiromu and Bushi agree, SANADA doesn't care.
>The issue with Gaijins of today is they are nothing like the Gaijins that used to come, the Hulk Hogans, Vaders, Scott Nortons. America can no longer produce men of that caliber. All the Gaijins we get are selfish loud mouths that are hard to work with and bring their political issues to us thinking we give a shit.
>Jay White once tried to get us to support some black guy that died, Goto told Jay to shut up, every Japanese wrestler but Tanahashi began to laugh.
>As for AEW, look, I understand we are going through a rough time, the Chinese disease has benched half our roster, our new main title is not so popular with the fans and even brought a bad reputation of being cursed thanks to Ospreay. Our ticket sales have been so bad even our little sister company Stardom beat us. But I assure you I would rather die on my feet fighting to bring the popularity back to NJPW than to let some cunning fox like AEW absorb us
>You see, AEW is like a Fox while WWE is like a wolf, with a wolf you can see the danger coming, but with a Fox they steal from behind your back and attack you when you least expect it. That's not good for our company and the Japanese people.
Shingo ended the interview talking about his love for Japan in general
>Japan is a beautiful place and our people forget about how amazing it is, I want to remind them of that. Japanese pride is my top priority. People like Tanahashi, who are too nice and would sell us out to make some foreigner happy, are not welcome. This is Takagi Shingo's New Japan and I will bring it to the top.
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I like the fact that Shingo is an ethno-nationalist who holds his beliefs because he understands that it is in the best interest of his people, but Goto is just a straight up racist who thinks you aren't actually a human if you aren't Japanese.
It is like the bell curve meme.