Dragon Lee wants Hiromu!
One year ago during the summer of 2018 at New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Special in San Francisco, Hiromu Takahashi and Dragon Lee went to war over the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship and that was also the event that Hiromu Takahashi had his last match to date. It has yet to be officially confirmed by New Japan but per report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Hiromu did break his neck after taking an inverted "alley-oop" maneuver from Dragon Lee during their match. Hiromu landed directly on his neck and immediately grabbed for it after he rotated.
Hiromu provided an update on social media in February and noted that he is getting closer to be 1000%. Dragon Lee on the other hand recently captured the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden at Ring Of Honor and NJPW's G1 Supercard event. Prior to the show, Dragon Lee spoke with Solo Wrestling and the site asked Lee if he won the title at G1 Supercard, would he like to defend against Hiromu and here's how he responded:
"Of course. The first thing is to win that championship, then what comes next, but it's good to dream. What I miss are those struggles. I think [those] have been [some] of the most painful days that I have dawned, the days where I have been more bruised, more beaten ... They have been with Hiromu. As much to me, as to him, as to the liking [of the fans], they have liked those fights. In Mexico they threw money at us and it became a very famous fight. He came to Japan, he came to the United States. I think it is something international that has been given and I am very happy with these great events." Dragon Lee said. "I just know that I will take this opportunity and I will be champion tomorrow so that the American public knows who Dragon Lee is. I have conquered the Latin audience, the Japanese and I just need the one from here in America."
Dragon Lee will be hopping aboard the Road To Wrestling Dontaku tour with the New Japan roster soon and their second show of the tour wrapped up today and to get a look at the results from that show, click here.