El Phantasmo Says He's Been Superkicking Trees To Prepare For Return

El Phantasmo has been hard at work preparing for when NJPW resumes events, even if it means giving nature a middle finger in the form of a superkick.

In an interview with NJPW, El Phantasmo started talking about what he's been doing to prepare for when events return. One particular training method involves him superkicking trees to better improve his accuracy and power. 

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"I’m training harder, doing more cardio, eating right, healing my injuries… Well for instance, I can’t wait to beat people with superkicks. I’ve been going out in my backyard and superkicking trees as hard as I can. My aim and power are through the roof. When I hit that first kick, it’s gonna knock people out cold," El Phantasmo said.

El Phantasmo also has his eyes set on current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi, but noted that he's waiting for the right time to strike because he wants take a shot at Takahashi when his stock is at its highest.

"Hiromu is crazy enough that he could make all of that happen and win. He could well be IWGP Junior Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion. So it makes more sense for me to wait until Hiromu’s stock is at its highest, and then face him. It would be ignorant of me not to acknowledge his accomplishments. I can admit that Hiromu’s comeback was nothing short of a miracle, that he is charismatic, talented in the ring and the people love him. But everyone knows I can match his craziness, and then some," El Phantasmo said.

The full interview can be read at this link.


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