In an interview on the official NJPW site, Kazuchika Okada gives his thoughts on some of his B Block competition.
On Michael Elgin:
Elgin is the most powerful wrestler in NJPW, more powerful than than the larger Bad Luck Fale. Elgin is the most tantalizing prey of the B Block competitors.
On Satoshi Kojima and the older generation:
Interviewer: Nagata has announced that this will be his last G1. How do you feel about facing these the third generation competitors (Okada will face Kojima in B Block)?
Okada: Honestly, it is very boring. Nobody expects that they have a chance (to win). To me, it is like fighting with ‘Old Boy’ wrestlers. Their level is not high enough to be in the G1. Personally, I think it needs to be more strict to participate in the G1 tournament; not just because they need more people to fill in the spots.
On Juice Robinson:
I am very excited. (Unlike Kojima) Juice has a future. Also, it is rare for me to fight with wrestlers who are younger than me in the G1. I can see that Juice is acquiring mores skills everyday. The match will show if he has a bright future or not.