Last weekend at WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura was interviewed by Wrestling Inc.’s Scott Fishman on a number of topics. Also during the same weekend, International Star KUSHIDA signed with NXT and was introduced to The NXT Universe at NXT TakeOver: New York.
Nakamura was first asked what he thought about KUSHIDA signing with The WWE. Nakamura said that KUSHIDA signing with WWE is big for both him and the company, as seen below:
“KUSHIDA joined NXT, that’s huge for WWE and American wrestling history,” Nakamura said. “Experienced wrestlers around the world have options to where they wrestle and he chooses WWE / NXT. That’s kind of big for [WWE] and him.”
KUSHIDA is a multiple-time IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion. Nakamura was then asked if his decision to join WWE back in 2016 influence KUSHIDA or any other Japanese Stars to also join the company.
Nakamura said, “I don’t know.” “[There are] so many options. WWE has history, that’s the difference. Also, New Japan and CMLL have history. So, we want to wrestle for legacy.”
You can check out Nakamura’s full comments in the video below: