On the latest episode of his X-PAC 12360 podcast, Sean Waltman would comment on NJPW’s recent G1 Climax opener from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. Waltman started by praising current IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion Will Ospreay for his fantastic opening bout with Lance Archer before calling Ospreay the promotion top guy are their roster.
As someone that’s specialty was that style of match, a David and Goliath match, I just thought it was done really well. Ospreay, I think he’s the best guy they have especially for the global expansion here in the States. You know, a blond-haired f–king kid with blue eyes. Good looking f–ker, too. His gears are all on point – I was hoping he would win. Lance did great though, I was really happy for Lance. I hope they use Lance more moving forward. I hope they use him better.
Waltman would also talk about the show’s attendance numbers, and commended NJPW for doing that well for running Dallas for the first time.
It’s weird, people have a short memory of how f–king tough it was to put asses in seats not too long ago, to where they’re going, ‘Oh, they can’t even sell out the f–king American Airlines arena?’ I mean, it was over half full… AXS TV produced that, right? They’re not in the wrestling industry where they’re used to having to, for cosmetic reasons, move people. They shot it like everyone else would shoot it. So yeah, it probably would look better aesthetically if there were more people, but I thought the crowd looked just fine. I thought it was very respectable.
Check out the full episode below.
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)