Shinsuke Nakamura: 'Roman Reigns Has That Fighting Spirit. I Want To Wrestle Him More'

Roman Reigns has fighting spirit, says "The King of Strong Style."

Shinsuke Nakamura will face Roman Reigns at WWE Tribute to the Troops on Sunday, November 14, 2021. In this class between Universal Champion and Intercontinental Champion, Nakamura says he wants to bring the best out of Roman Reigns as he has with all of his competitors in the past.

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Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Nakamura would compliment Roman Reigns saying that he is one of the best in the world but that it is still a goal of Nakamura to win the WWE World Championship.

“Roman has a real responsibility for WWE and professional wrestling, and a responsibility to his bloodline to be the best professional wrestler,” Nakamura says. “He is one of the best in the world. But I need to get the WWE world title. I need to prove I’m better than him. Roman has that fighting spirit. I want to wrestle him more, and that includes Rick Boogs vs. Paul Heyman.”

Currently on his second run as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Nakamura would reflect on his time as New Japan Intercontinental Champion saying that he was able to make that belt bigger than the World Title during his time as champion.

“That was the second belt in New Japan, but I tried to change that image and have matches like you would see for the IWGP Heavyweight Title,” Nakamura says. “I tried to make that championship my own and bigger than any other belt. It was the main event of Wrestle Kingdom [in 2014 against Tanahashi], and it was bigger than the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.”

Nakamura would call himself the king of professional wrestlers and also noted that now that he has a better grip on the English language, he wants to become a top player in WWE

I am ‘The King of Professional Wrestlers,’” Nakamura says. “Like my entrance, I want to give the audience something they will never forget. I also want to give the best work in the ring. People will see that against Roman Reigns, and they will see it every time I am in the ring.”

WWE Tribute to the Troops will air at different times on FOX Network affiliates across the country on Sunday, November 14. You can check out spoilers for the event at this link.

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