WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura recently spoke with Channel Guide Mag. During the interview, Nakamura explained he didn’t watch WWE growing up because Japan wrestling was so big when he was a kid.
“Japan had a huge wrestling culture,” Nakamura. “So I was not really a fan of WWE as a child. It was much different than the Japanese style before. We had foreign wrestlers who came from America, Europe. Everyone from all over also ended up going to WWE. I did like Andre the Giant. I can’t imagine what it would be like to fight with him. I want to fight like him.”
Currently, he is in a feud with Samoa Joe. Nakamura stated that Joe is a good opponent for him and is a big challenge to face in the developmental brand.
“I know Samoa Joe coming up maybe at 22,” Nakamura said. “I know his technique. He has good technique. He has this rare technique that is strong with not only wrestling, but MMA fighting. I also know similar techniques, so it’s nice to face him in NXT. He is a big challenge.”
You can read the entire interview here.