We did our best to Live-Tweet the G1 press conference (@thelionmarks).
We have compiled our tweets for easy reading:
- Announcement: Tanahashi is going to star in a movie. They are looking for extras from fans.
#Tanahashi: “B block has IWGP, US IWGP, NEVER Champion. Many champions. But I am the only one who has the title belt from A block” #Tanahashi: [Talking about his movie] “When G1 ends, I will be in the next stage (movie star)”
#Makabe: ” have been on many shows (TV) like so many! But I haven’t participated in any big matches, recently” #Makabe: “Because I haven’t done anything. That’s why I have to win every match in the G1.” #Makabe “I will show you my real puroresu in the first match in Hokkaido. Who am I going to face? Sh!t. Bad Luck Fale. That’s it.”
#Makabe called #BadLuckFale “sh!t”. That upset him.
#Nagata: “This is going to be my last G1. I want to show everything to my fans. And end with great happiness.”
#Ibushi: “This is going to be my third time. I will try do my best. And I will explode.”
#Goto: “It has been a year since my semi final in G1. I will do better than the last year. That’s it.”
#Ishii: I will be thoughless. (zen-like/not over thinking)
#YoshiHashi: “Last year, it was my first G1. This year, I will do better, so fans can see my progression.”
#Naito: “To me G1 is just to take advantage. I have won before, but that time I didn’t capitalize. But this time I can do better.” #Naito: “I will enjoy it.” #Naito: “In A block there’s the wrestler who wants to make a good last memory (Nagata). But G1 is not the place for that.”
#Naito also criticized #Ibushi for only wrestling a few times a year. “G1 is no place for that.” #Naito: “Adios”
#Okada: I have had many hard matches as IWGP champion, this year. This is for fans, and the company. I will make it rain.”
#Yano: “Sorry for being here without makeup. [addition: and I am a big 39 year old boy]” #Yano: “Ultra Chaos Quiz DVD has been released. Family (fans): thank you for your support. Good sales. Please buy more.” #Yano: “I will win the G1. Because I never lie. I will say that again, I never lie.” #Yano: “I will take good pills to win. (Haha)”
#Kojima: “Last year this time, I was struggling. But this year I have no doubts.” #Kojima: “I will do my best for my fans and Tenzan who has influenced me. Thank you.”
#Suzuki: “We only need one king for Puroresu world. Please change the blocks now. Tanahashi come to B. I will end you.”
#Sanada: “I will give everyone in a block great gift.” [Skull End (finisher)]
#Evil: “I will show you guys how to beat up the current IWGP champion, Okada.”
- Interviewer: What Naito mentioned was about ibushi, can you tell us a little bit more about that?
#Naito: “I know that Ibushi is a great wrestler. But how many times has he been wrestled this year?” #Naito: “He ( #Ibushi) only wrestles 10 times a year? Is that what you want to do or are you just lazy?” #Naito: “Please don’t disappoint me, #Ibushi“ #Ibushi: “I know what he ( #Naito) is talking about. But what I have done is something he has never done.” #Ibushi: “I don’t think there is nothing wrong with what I have done.”
- Addition: Reporter to
#Tanahashi: “ #Ibushi is so excited to face you. How about you? How do you feel about #Ibushi? #Tanahashi: “I understand that this is going to be special (for him). And Kagoshima is his hometown.” #Tanahashi: “So, I guess it it will be exciting for me, too.”
- Interviewer: “What about Suzuki gun vs Bullet Club?”
#Suzuki: “I just want to beat you up, Kenny Omega.”
- Interviewer: Asking
#Nagata about his last G1 #Nagata: “I will try my best so that fans would think that ‘he does not need to leave yet’”
- Interviewer: “What about
#Sanada vs #Evil?” #Evil: “I will beat the ‘genius’ ( #Sanada).
#Sanada “(facing #Evil) is the most exciting match for me. So please watch carefully.”