Former NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura spoke with ESPN to promote NXT TakeOver: Orlando. He will be facing Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship at the event. During the interview, he was asked about his NXT debut setting the tone for his WWE career. He said that moment (when he made his debut at NXT Takeover: Orlando) was the first step of his journey. He said that for almost 14 years he wrestled in Japan and didn’t think he would leave NJPW, but he started changing his mind because he wanted to see the world and wanted to be bigger. He felt that it was his destiny to come to WWE. He brought up wrestling Sami Zayn at the event and that they never wrestled each other before. He said that he already had experienced wrestling at huge venues, so he wasn’t nervous but said that the match was huge for him.
When asked about possibly being called up to the main roster soon, Nakamura said that he wants to go to the biggest places like WrestleMania and that we will see when it happens. “I want to give some inspiration for people all over the world. Wrestling is an art. Every culture has an art, like music and dancing and fighting. So that’s my base. If I think about it like art, I can connect with everybody.”
You can read the entire interview here.