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X-Pac welcomes Rocky Romero to the show to discuss the current state of NJPW.

He points out that things are beginning to change in NJPW in terms of what fans expect the performers to look like. The Western WWE-style body is beginning to make an appearance in NJPW whereas in the past it was just pure size that mattered.

He says that Okada is beginning to take the reigns as the top guy in the company, but for casual NJPW fans Tanahashi is still the guy. He compares Tanahashi to John Cena in WWE in the sense that he’s still the most recognizable figure in the company, but Okada is a fan favourite for the hardcore fans.

Romero thinks Kenny Omega’s IWGP Championship run might be one of the most important runs of all time. Some people say that Omega should have had the belt a couple of years ago, but Romero thinks the time is perfect now. X-Pac agrees, noting that it would have been too soon to put the Title on Omega a couple of years ago, but Omega and the company are in a perfect place to pull the trigger on a Title run at this time.

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