Shinsuke Nakamura on What He Needs to Do to Excel on the WWE Main Roster, Praises Samoa Joe, Which Top WWE Star Does He Want to Face?

Nick Paglino

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WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard, and below are some interview highlights:

On his NXT Takeover Brooklyn opponent Samoa Joe:

“Joe is special,” said Nakamura. “He is a real wrestler. He knows the real techniques of how to beat an opponent. He uses an MMA technique, so it’s real fighting. Also, I know that technique, so that’s what we show in the ring when we wrestle.”

On what he needs to do to excel on the WWE main roster:

“I need to study English more,” Nakamura admitted. “I’ll start by watching Sesame Street every day.”

“Wrestling has its own culture,” said Nakamura. “Every culture–Japan, Samoan, Indian, Korean–has wrestling, and wrestling is a worldwide mix.”

On his goals in WWE and who he would like to face:

“I’d like to fight at WrestleMania,” said Nakamura, who even booked his own match. “John Cena–that’s a great choice.”

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