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. Episode #017 can be found here (NJPW World Subscribers Only).
On the last SHORTxSHORT, Yohei Komatsu put Togi Makabe’s chain through the wash. On this episode, Sho Tanaka returns, and he brings eggs.
The video starts with Tanaka working out like a Young Lion do. After his workout, he returns to the dreaded kitchen, where he once botched a simple soup for Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Tanaka is a firm believer in the protein power of eggs, and likes to make a 4-egg post workout omelette. Tanaka actually does a fine job cooking the eggs, but almost loses them when he transfers them onto the plate. Close call!
Tanaka writes the kanji “niku” on the omelette, referring to the tattoo on the head of his apparent hero Kinnikuman (Muscle Man).
Tanaka eats the eggs and instantly feels the power of the protein flowing through his biceptual biceps.
Watch the video here.