X-Pac opens today’s show by wishing a happy birthday to his long-time friend, Jim Ross. Ross turns 66 years old today, and X-Pac reinforces how much Ross has meant to him over the years as a mentor and a friend.
X-Pac talks about a recent video he saw of Brian Pillman Jr., son of former WWE Superstar, Brian Pillman. He points out that Pillman Jr. looks and works just like his father, and he has no issue at all with Pillman Jr. using the Pillman name throughout his wrestling career. He thinks Pillman Jr. should continue to use his family name and get every advantage that he can get out of it. He points out that Curtis Axel probably could have benefitted from utilizing the Henning name.
He mentions that Wrestle Kingdom 12 will take place is just a matter of hours, and he thinks this will be the biggest NJPW event ever internationally, mostly due to having Chris Jericho involved in the show. On the other hand, he doubts that this will be the biggest show NJPW has put off locally in Japan.