NJPW SHORTxSHORT #016: Chain Story

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Welcome, Puropals, to another NJPW World SHORT x SHORT recap. Each week on NJPW World, a short video, usually one or two minutes, is released which shows us a glimpse of what New Japan’s stars (more recently Young Lions) are up to outside the ring. The most recent video can be found here (NJPW World Subscribers Only).

On the last episode, Sho Tanaka learned that Yohei Komatsu is a terrible interior decorator, and he had an adorable moment with a wooden tiger. On this episode, Yohei Komatsu gets a surprise while doing the laundry.

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As per the norm, this episode starts out with a Young Lion doing some kind of menial task. This time, it’s Yohei Komatsu doing the laundry. So, we see him literally just doing the laundry. He puts the clothes in the machine, he adds detergent, he waits while the wash cycle completes, then he takes out the clothes. GRIPPING!

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But then, also as per the norm, things get good. They get real good. At the bottom of the washing machine, Komatsu finds a large chain.

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One very similar, or possibly the same as the one a certain Sweets Makabe wears. Doing what anyone would do in that situation, he calls the New Japan head office. He makes sure to mention that it’s Yohei Komatsu on the phone, not Tanaka – the ugly Young Lion. He then mentions he’s found Makabe’s chain in the machine, and wants to know if it can go in the dryer or not.

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TWIST! He didn’t really call the New Japan office. He was just talking to himself.

The SHORT Story

Yohei Komatsu is a pretty funny guy. BUT, Sho Tanaka isn’t an ugly Young Lion! YOU TAKE THAT BACK, KOMATSU!!!