Marufuji welcomes us to the chat (done via ZOOM which Edwards says he uses to speak to family), and the conversation starts in Japanese to begin with, i.e. "How are you" etc. The majority of their talk is done in a mixture of both Japanese and English, which they both get by in well (Edwards says in response to a fan question that he doesn't think it is very good), although at times Noah's interpreter has to join in. Edwards sounds like he either has hayfever or a bit of a cold as he is sniffing, concerned Marufuji asks if he is okay, but he's fine.
Marufuji comments on Edward's beard, Edwards says in Japanese that it has grown long (he says that since the quarantine its the longest it has ever been, he hasn't had a haircut either and he used to be what he described as "baby-faced"). As far as Noah is concerned, he hasn't been there since last November, but he is still in contact with Marufuji, Yoshinari Ogawa and Noah's interpreter. Like Marufuji he is training at home because the gyms are shut, however, unlike Marufuji he does not have a dojo to go to. His exercises include using kettlebells and sandbags. He watches Noah on YouTube and Daily Motion.
So, what teams are there in Noah? Edwards recalls there are STINGER (who he jokes he would like to join), Kenoh's team "Kongoh" (he doesn't remember the name at first), and RATELS (who Marufuji counts although they have broken up). In the heavyweights there is AXIZ and The Sugiura Army. Regarding Takashi Sugiura, he recalls fighting him in a singles match once (it was in 2011). He knows that Nakajima is the current GHC National Champion, which he won from Sugiura. He would like to have another match with Nakajima and also Kiyomiya, and as for Marufuji, "maybe one more tag match". Edwards also touches on Okada and Inamura (Noah's latest debuts), and says that he is impressed by Inamura's heavyweight style.
Fans say "yes please" to Noah vs Impact.
So, when is Marufuji coming back to the USA? Marufuji says that at the moment it is no good. Edwards says that in America currently the indies have stopped, and it is only really WWE, IMPACT and AEW that are running shows and all empty arena.
"You know, the painting, the mist"
Edwards gets what he means and mentions Marufuji's demonic alter ego, "Magical Immortality", he says he likes him, thinks he is very good, but "very sneaky". Marufuji says, "Like Sami Callihan!".
Fan question time
How is Moose?
Edwards said he is an idiot!
Fans say they want Eddie to come back to Japan, and when he does, what is his favorite Japanese food? Edwards said that he loves everything about Japanese food, especially Natto (fermented soybeans which are usually eaten for breakfast), and kimchi chanko.