Current UFC star and commentator for NJPW on AXS TV Josh Barnett spoke with TalkSport about Shinsuke Nakamura. Here are the highlights.
Being strong and being fit. Being able. And Nakamura is all of that. He is a great example of that, and also he has such an eye for showmanship and how to use it. He’s a very charismatic person and the one thing I’ve always noticed about Nakamura, even when he was a younger wrestler, is that he had a very good idea for pacing and for counter-attacks.
He was so good at being able to find a way to get back into that match, to get back into that fight to reverse, to counter-attack, to turn something against his opponent which is fantastic.
On Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn at NXT Takeover: Dallas:
I did see some bits from his match against Sami Zayn in NXT because of Shayna [Baszler] watching it on her phone. I’m watching the finish and as I’m watching I go: ‘Take a look here. Look at how there’s no waste.’
“He stays on his opponent, he sees the opportunity to win – for victory. This is his chance, let’s build it up, let’s go. Let’s put it right on the guy.
You can read the entire interview here.