This week’s WWE NXT main event meant a lot to the NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
KUSHIDA took to social media on Wednesday to issue a statement explaining why his main event showdown on Tuesday night’s WWE NXT show against Kyle O’Reilly was so special.
The statement released by the reigning NXT Cruiserweight Champion reads as follows:
In 2017, around this time, I was considering retirement after every match. I was concerned about my mental and physical health after every match. I wrestled back and forth between Japan and the United States twice a month.
During that time, I sometimes suffered from severe abdominal pain after matches. I crouched on the floor with a cold sweat and had no choice but to wait for the pain to pass. I had to insert a gastro camera down my throat at the hospital to examine my stomach. But the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. The doctor’s diagnosis was that my autonomic nerves must have been disturbed. My level of this abdominal pain wasn’t normal. And, if it continued, I couldn’t wrestle anymore. I knew it wasn’t an exaggeration. And I knew that my wrestling career could be over at any time.
I had a match with Kyle O’Reilly at that time. It was four years ago in London. At that point, it was rumored that Kyle O’Reilly would soon sign a contract with WWE. After our match, I talked to him directly. He told me his honest intentions. At that time, I thought it would be great to have a match against him in the WWE some day. I knew my professional wrestling life wouldn’t last forever.
So Yesterday was special.
Thank you for watching.
Our fight will go on forever.
Check out the actual tweet from the official Twitter feed of NXT Cruiserweight Champion KUSHIDA via the post embedded below.
Our fight will go on forever. pic.twitter.com/MtCxk74F3i
— KUSHIDA (@KUSHIDA_0904) June 23, 2021
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