Shinsuke Nakamura chats it up with a local outlet ahead of his Universal Title match.
WWE is returning to Japan on June 28th and June 29th for live events and on the 28th, the headlining match of the card will be Shinsuke Nakamura challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. Shinsuke has been doing media in Japan and in Singapore to promote the forthcoming house shows this week and he recently chatted with J Sports. Nakamura reflected on his career thus far and said that he felt he had done everything there is to do in Japan wrestling wise and decided to come to WWE. Nakamura added that while things are up and down concerning his position in the company, he is pushing forward.
"Since I became a professional wrestler when I was 22 years old, I was able to come here without looking back. In 2015, there was a feeling that I had done [everything] in the Japanese ring, and I still wanted to keep trying." Nakamura shared. "As the next step, we aim to raise one step further, and take one step to the area we have not touched before. The place for the challenge was WWE. Even now, the situation changes daily, and my position is up and down everyday, and I am living with it."
Shinsuke talked about his stint as a part of a duo with former 3-time WWE United States Champion Rusev. Nakamura had no complaints about teaming with Rusev and knows that people believe he and Rusev are better off as singles competitors but feels there is still room to explore.
"That's why it happened." Nakamura laughed. "I have no complaints about the tag [team] with Rusev. Even in singles, we [had] five battles to know each other's goodness, and because we are both foreigners in the U.S., we also have sympathy. I do not like Rusev as much as I like, so it may be that each other's schedule doesn't match. There is still a place to explore. It is said that both Rusev and I are better at singles, but it is not bad as we see different scenes by assembling tags." Nakamura continued by speaking about Asuka and Kairi Sane, "They are also very motivated, and I think that Asuka has been working on a single front all the time, and I feel freshness to do with Kairi and doing [a] tag [team]."
Reports and rumors were hovering over Rusev's name this past weekend and to check out Rusev's response to those claims, click here.