So this page turned out to be a lot more current in wrestling news than I thought it would be when I drew it a few months ago. The cameo appearance in the last two panels is Tetsuya Naito, who I chose just because I knew he had a funny pose that he could do in the background. For those of you unaware, he’s been in the upper-midcard of New Japan Pro Wrestling for the last few years after runs in TNA and CMLL as the tag team partner of Yujiro Takahashi in No Limit. In a pretty shocking turn of events, Naito won this summer’s G1 Climax tournament, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the finals. So now it’s not just “guy with a funny pose” Tetsuya Naito who is making a cameo in HEAT, it’s G1 Climax 2013 winner and future WrestleKingdom 8 main eventer Tetsuya Naito. I’m glad I got him before his booking rates went up.
Next Week: Mad Doc Crockett attempts to give advice. Attempts being the key word.