Tajiri Speaks On TNA Using WWE Stars, TNA’s Six-Sided Ring & More

The following are highlights of a new Wrestle-1 interview with Tajiri:

On TNA using former WWE stars: “Very surprising. Al Snow, Tommy Dreamer, Dudleys, Hardy Boys, Mr. Kennedy. TNA has lots of dominant former WWE stars. Very surprising to see them in TNA.”

On TNA’s six-sided ring: “Yes, the hexagon. It’s very different. It ‘s very awkward. You have a different sense of direction in it. I hesitated for a moment when i decided which direction to take.”

On finally working for TNA and comparison to WWE: “I really didn’t know much about the organization. I’ve been offered to come to TNA in the past but would turn it down because of my promised association with the WWE. The organization is great.”

“The backstage atmosphere is not the same as WWE. The scale of the venues is also different, the staff is tightly condensed but the level of wrestling has not changed from the WWE.”

Check out the complete interview at W-1.co.jp.

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    • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

      Should be called, Tajiri states what everybody knows and has already said.

    • pwnez

      I’ve always liked Tajiri. I wish he was able to do a little more in the WWE before leaving. He was a great wrestler and can still work a decent match.

      • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

        def. Dude was underutilized. He had a huge ‘cool’ factor to him with the mist and all… it’s a shame.

        • brad

          I agree the guy could’ve been special if used right I mean there’s no doubting the fact that the man is a tremendous wrestler in the ring. In my opinion he should’ve at least been used in the mid card area like holding the Ic or us title.

      • I speak Truth…do you

        before TNA death, i wanted to see him in their ring in that X division, until hogan came in and burried the x division. Tajiri and Aries could’ve had great matches….even vs A.J. Styles too!!! but i definately wouldve gotten over on watching Tajiri vs Daniels!

    • jsisnsjsjsjsjbsvwv

      tajiri is one of my all time favorites..really could of been the ultimate heel mabye even a great babyface but we’ll never now because they wasted him in tag teams and bs gimmicks

    • Sigma ?

      Underrated guy. He was entertaining back in the day.

    • I had no idea

      Tajiri speaks?