In this EXCLUSIVE interview, Japanese Legend, Ultimo Dragon and Sonny Onoo Interview
Below are the stamps of the interview and subject discussed!
1:08 training at NJPW dojo why he left for CMLL in Mexico
2:05 Becoming Ultimo Dragon in CMLL (wanted to become Tiger Mask)
6:00 claimed to be trained by Bruce Lee
6:22 1992 WAR (Japanese promotion) thoughts on his match with Owen Hart
8:00 Thoughts on AEW-Owen Hart Foundation partnership
8:47 Thoughts on Yugi Nagata vs Jon Moxley match (asked to both as Sonny Onoo was in the audience)
9:50 If Ultimo Dragon has ever been contacted to work there and why it didnt happen
11:10 learning lucha libre
12:26 Working Eddie, Dean M. and Rey Mysterio, Jericho in Japan. Seeing them in WCW. How Ultimo got to WCW (both answer)
15:38 Mentioning all those names and all in ECW, did Paul Heyman ever contact Ultimo? Shares story about Paul Heyman while in WWE.
16:13 WCW Debut at Hog wild. Thoughts on debuting against Rey Mysterio
18:20 October 11th 1996 J-Crown Cup Winner. How it felt to win
20:50 Did he ever bring the WWF light heavyweight belt on WCW (it was part of J-Crown eight belts)
(first to hold WWF and WCW belt at same time. He's also the first to bring a WWF Championship to WCW, not Madusa)
22:39 Reason why none of the belts were named on WCW television
22:59 Anyone he wanted to work with in WCW and didn't get to and facing Macho Man
23:36 If he knew plans WCW had for him in WCW if surgery didn't go wrong. Jericho demanding storylines for Cruiserweights (both answer)
25:45 How they felt splitting up in WCW (both answer)
28:25 Competing against William Regal for WCW TV Championship. Thoughts on Regal.
30:12 Having surgery to fix the first one. Reasoning for wanting to go to WWE. Not having feeling in his hand
32:28 Competing at Madison Square Garden for his WWE debut on SmackDown and WrestleMania.
His Memory of Tiger Mask wrestling at MSG. Three Places he considers the mecca of wrestling.
One of his regrets competing at MSG was not giving a better match. Thankful for WWE giving him his dream.
34:55 Anyone he wanted to face in WWE and didn't get to? WWE thought Rey and Ultimo were too similar.
WWE ASKED HIM TO TAKE HIS MASK OFF THATS WHY HE LEFT. Thought he had no spot in WWE.
36:40 If he wished he could have competed on Raw or more PPV's. If he has a promoter would choose Rey or Ultimo Dragon
37:17 As promoting done different in Japan than elsewhere
37:45 If he prefers being a promoter or Wrestler
38:07 As a promoter who he enjoys watching or books
38:36 Any interactions with Vince or Triple H
39:01 Thoughts on Asuka and Shinsuke speaking broken English promos (both answer)
42:35 Who he wants have his retirement match with (big name in AEW) People he came up with Rey and Chris still competing,
gives him good feeling when he thinks of them. Dream to have Japanese wrestler who can speak perfect English and become big star
45:29 Sonny Onoo on being offered UFC contract
Make sure to follow us on all social media platforms
Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/perchedonthetoprope/donations
Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy