SANADA did not initially feel that support.
After SANADA opted to step back from Los Ingobernables de Japon and align with Taichi, DOUKI, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and TAKA Michinoku to form ‘Just 5 Guys’, he went on to win the New Japan Cup and become IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
He told the site there was quite a bit of negativity after he left Los Ingobernables de Japon. He felt fans were initially hesitant to support him when he embarked on this new venture.
There was quite a lot of negativity after I left L.I.J., so at first, I didn’t feel a lot of that support wherever we went, especially during the New Japan Cup. Then even in the April tour, there was a bit of, is it OK to get behind this guy? Kind of thing.
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