Gary Michael Cappetta Comments On Ric Flair & Andre The Giant + The Lineup For NJPW’s 45th Anniversary Show

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Gary Michael Cappetta recently appeared on the Pancakes and Powerslams podcast. During the interview, Cappetta gave his thoughts on WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and Andre the Giant. You can check out some highlights below:

On Ric Flair: “Ric Flair – consummate professional. He always had my back. He helped me a little bit towards the end of my contract negotiations. I was on the road for WCW 18-20 nights a month. So I was with Flair and introduced his main event matches, and his title defenses, night after night after night. And he was so consistent. His work was always superior. It didn’t matter what he had done the night before. Nothing mattered. When he left that locker room, he put his robe on, and he went down to the ring [and gave] 100 percent of Ric Flair. That’s not easy to do.”

On Andre the Giant: “Andre had a great disposition. Especially, when you consider how difficult it was for him to travel. There was never a hotel bed that could fit him, he always had to hunch down to shower, he was always gawked at in airports. There was never an airplane seat that fit, he would always have to buy two. And yet, through all of that, he was really a genuine and fun-loving guy.”

The following matches have been announced for the NJPW 45th anniversary show. The show takes place on March 6th and will air live on New Japan World at 5AM ET. Makabe & Honma were set to challenge Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii for the IWGP Tag Team titles, but due to a neck injury to Honma, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan now get the title shot and the undercard has been reshuffled…


* Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomoyuki Oka
* Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Gedo vs. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith, Jr, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
* Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask IV & David Finlay vs. Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
* Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, KUSHIDA & Juice Robinson
* IWGP Junior Tag Team Title Match: Champions Roppongi Vice vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
* RPW British Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Katsuyori Shibata vs. Zack Sabre Jr
* IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Champions Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
* IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match:Champion Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
* Non-Title Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tiger Mask W (Kota Ibushi)


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