Shinsuke Nakamura knows how important his upcoming WWE World Championship match is at Fastlane.
For over seven years, Japanese wrestling legend Shinsuke Nakamura has been a WWE superstar.
During his run in WWE, Nakamura has accomplished a lot including title reigns as the Intercontinental (twice) and United States (twice) Champion as well as reigns as a WWE Tag Team Champion as well. Nakamura also won the 2018 Royal Rumble as well. Nakamura was also a two-time NXT Champion before going to the main roster.
That WWE run alone is pretty remarkable, but the future Hall of Famer also had a legendary career in NJPW as well. In NJPW, Nakamura was a three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion and five-time Intercontinental Champion while being considered one of the biggest NJPW stars ever.
For the second straight PLE, Nakamura is challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship held by Seth “Freakin” Rollins at Fastlane. Nakamura came up short at Payback last month, but he doesn’t plan on doing that again this time around.
Shinsuke Nakamura knows how important Fastlane is for him
While a show like Fastlane might not be considered a major WWE event like WrestleMania, SummerSlam or Royal Rumble, it’s a show where Nakamura will be in a Last Man Standing Match against the World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
When asked by WrestlingNewsco’s Steve Fall if this is like his WrestleMania, Nakamura spoke about how important the match was to him.
“I’m gonna put everything into the match. Of course. I’m gonna put everything, what I can do [tonight]. Not kind of, it’s one of the biggest matches of my career. I forgot about the past, I need to focus now.”
Nakamura also spoke about how big the match is and how much emotion there is going into it.
“I think I need to change the strategy to beat him. Also I need to prove that I’m better than him. I’m not enough to beat Seth Rollins so I need to show why I’m here, why I’m fighting. I need to express everything. I have a lot of feeling, frustration, madness. I’m gonna put all my emotion [in the match at Fastlane].”
You can watch WWE Fastlane on Saturday, October 7, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, streaming LIVE on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.