At the Ace Comic Con event recently, WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura was interviewed by former longtime WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia.
During the discussion, Nakamura spoke about WWE not really being his goal before revealing the reason why he decided to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) for WWE.
“In Japan, I thought I accomplished everything,” said Nakamura. “So, I tried other things. So, then in 2015, [I thought], what should I do next?”
Nakamura continued, “At the time, my friend, who works in WWE, called me. Probably it’s time to challenge next. Then I [decided to join WWE].
“So, I didn’t follow the WWE history, but I knew big names like Andre the Giant [and] Hulk Hogan, because they wrestled in Japan. When I was a kid, [it was] hard to watch WWE, because I needed to go to [the] video shop, [but] I didn’t have any money.”