He said he likes and respects Triple H.
While Yoshitatsu was with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, he suffered a broken neck when he took A.J. Styles’ Styles Clash finisher. Yoshitatsu tucked his chin when Styles went for the faceplant portion of the move.
When he returned to the ring, Yoshitatsu was dubbed the ‘Bullet Club Hunter’ and targeted members of the faction. There was a point when he would mimic the entrance of Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque. He also used some of Levesque’s offense in his matches.
While guest appearing on Perched On The Top Rope, Yoshitatsu said it was not his idea to mimic Levesque, adding that he likes and respects him.
I can’t say in detail, but I can just say that was not my idea (to mimic Triple H while I was in NJPW). I can say — that’s it. You think I steal from Triple H’s gimmick? You think that was my idea? No! I like Triple H, I respect him, right? Why I steal Triple H’s gimmick? That was not my idea. That’s it.
Yoshitatsu is currently working with All Japan Pro Wrestling. The company kick-started their Giant Series tour which wraps up on November 5th.
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