WWE Superstar Ricochet revealed in a new interview that his entrance gear is an homage to Hiroshi Tanashi … and he got permission before making it from “The Ace of New Japan” himself.
Ricochet was a guest on the most recent episode of Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia and was asked about the inspiration for his entrance gear.
“There’s a wrestler in Japan called Hiroshi Tanahashi, and ‘Ace of New Japan’ is what they call him,” the WWE star explained. “He’s been the top guy there for years now and he’s just so good. He’s one of the best in the world even to this day.”
Adding, “He always came to the ring and looked so cool and his jacket was kinda the same style. I actually messaged him and asked him, I said ‘Hey do you mind if I use that same style of jacket. And if I call myself ‘The Ace of NXT’ — or I guess now it’s ‘The Ace of All WWE’ — and he goes ‘yeah I would like that.”
Hopefully Rico doesn’t go full Tanahashi and try to bring his long hair look back.
Check out the full interview below. This conversation begins at the 42-minute mark.