The following is our summary of an article from The Tokyo Sports Newspaper (Original article):
Naito told The Tokyo Sports Newspaper that he thinks that Ibushi “will be completely winless in the G1 tournament.”
Naito and Ibushi have always been known as rivals, being wrestlers from the same generation. They have avoided each other, as for the last couple years Ibushi wasn’t in the G1 Tournament.
Naito says, “He did not do anything great these last years. It’s impossible for me to lose to a wrestler who only wrestles a few times a year. ” Naito adds, “I think he would be a great wrestler if he was more serious with wrestling. It does not help him in G1 just because he wrestled in the WWE.”
Naito and Ibushi are set to square off on the first night of the G1 tournament in Hokkaido.