Shinsuke Nakamura “Wants To Show His Passion” In WWE

Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura wants to stay with WWE.

At UFC 303 Shinsuke Nakamura cornered Rei Tsuruya for his fight against Carlos Hernandez. Tsuruya entered using Nakamura’s theme song before beating Hernandez via unanimous decision to stretch his record to 10-0.

Nakamura stated he’s friends with Tsuruya’s father and he was asked to corner him to the ring for his UFC debut.

The appearance is the latest crossover between WWE and UFC after the merger between the two companies as a result of Endeavor’s takeover of the sports entertainment giant.

Shinsuke Nakamura Wants More In WWE

Following the fight, Nakamura spoke with Aaron Bronsteter of Sports Net backstage. When asked about his role with WWE changing, Nakamura admitted that it had, but there’s more he wants to accomplish.

“Oh, yeah. So I’ve been wrestling over eight years right now. So I want to keep wrestling in WWE. Also, I give the fans more like a dream. So that’s what I want to do. So I want to show my passion. So also I brought the Japanese style to WWE, but still I think not accomplished. So still I’m challenging, keep challenging.”

Nakamura signed with WWE in 2016 after establishing himself as a legend in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He went on to win the NXT Championship twice, before winning the Royal Rumble in 2018.

H/t to Fightful