WWE: Shinsuke Nakamura on why he left NJPW


Shinsuke Nakamura was at the Ace Comic Con where he was interviewed by Lilian Garcia. He was asked if he wanted to join WWE, if it was his goal since the beginning. Nakamura said joining WWE was not a goal of his. But he explained why he left NJPW to join the American company.

“In Japan, I thought I accomplished everything,” said Nakamura. “So, I tried other things. So, then in 2015, [I thought], what should I do next? At the time, my friend, who works in WWE, called me. Probably it’s time to challenge next. Then I [decided to join WWE]. So, I didn’t follow the WWE history, but I knew big names like Andre the Giant [and] Hulk Hogan, because they wrestled in Japan. When I was a kid, [it was] hard to watch WWE, because I needed to go to [the] video shop, [but] I didn’t have any money.”

You can watch the video below of the interview from the convention which also features Becky Lynch. Quotes via WrestlingInc.