Atsushi Onita recently spoke with Soundbyte for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the interview, the Japanese wrestling legend spoke about the unfortunate dud in the Deathmatch conclusion in AEW, Jon Moxley using “Wild Thing” as his new entrance music and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On On introducing American wrestling fans to his versions of explosion deathmatches, and feeling bad about the AEW dud: “I want to show American fans my original explosion match. I sometimes feel like I have to. American deathmatch fans have been disappointed twice, first with the explosion deathmatch CZW held in 2017, and secondly AEW’s. At the time of the CZW show, maybe because of costs, CZW said “we don’t need Japanese engineers, don’t worry, leave it to us,” and I believed them. I sent a cheering message to Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley, but AEW did the preparations for their explosion match on their own, and I wasn’t involved at all. However, I was disappointed that the fans were disappointed, and I felt responsible.”
On Jon Moxley using Wild Thing as his theme music: “Jon Moxley uses my theme music? Thank you, Moxley. I think if he has a spirit of JADO (evil ways), we might stand in the same ring some day. It would be interesting, wouldn’t it?”
Check out the complete interview at Fanbyte.com.
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