Shinsuke Nakamura recently defeated The Great Muta at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s The New Year pay-per-view as part of the latter’s retirement tour. This bout was also the WWE superstar’s first return to Japan for a non-WWE event since signing with the company in 2016.
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The former Intercontinental Champion recently joined Tokyo Sports for an interview, where he discussed all things pro-wrestling and his feelings about felt about the showdown with Muta, which he described was like a dream:
“I guess the best way to describe it is that it was really my first dream. When I woke up this morning, I was horrified and thought, maybe it really was a dream… I haven’t had a match yet, have I? I was horrified. I was really able to expose myself to the world, from the moment I entered the ring to the moment I left.”
The King of Strong Style also said he would incorporate the veterans’ style into his arsenal:
“For sure, Keiji Muto and The Great Muta have entered my blood as a wrestler. I would like to incorporate what I feel in my body into my own style.”
Did you enjoy watching Shinsuke Nakamura in the match?