Konosuke Takeshita responds to Ric Flair, addressing Flair's statements on Takeshita's chop.

Konosuke Takeshita responds to Ric Flair

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Konosuke Takeshita responded to Ric Flair on Twitter. Flair had criticized Takeshita’s chops as being very poor. Most would respect Takeshita to call Ric Flair out of touch, or otherwise criticize his critic. However, Konosuke took a different approach.

This is what Konosuke Takeshita said on Twitter. “I have the utmost respect for Ric Flair. It is incredible to me that he mentioned me. I need to practice a lot as I haven’t done much chopping in Japan. Thanks for the advice. I would like you to actually teach me if possible. Watch my chops grow from now on.”

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Those wondering what Ric Flair originally said about Konosuke Takeshita, here it is. “I’ll give you an example of what I thought was really bullsh*t and I know it’s your favorite guy. The Japanese young man [Konosuka Takeshita] that was chopping Danielson on his knees the other night. Come on, those chops couldn’t break an egg. If you’re gonna chop somebody, g*dd*mmit, hit them hard. It’s not gonna hurt you.”

Many fans have felt that Konosuke Takeshita has shown pure class. Most wrestlers are known to respond harshly to criticism, whether or not the criticism is actually justified. Konosuka instead opted to show respect, and a willingness to acknowledge that he needs to improve.

What do you all think?

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