Shinsuke Nakamura On His Desire To Wrestle Daniel Bryan, Being Comfortable As Heel, More

Shinsuke Nakamura recently spoke with Asbury Park Press to promote his appearance at iPlay America in Freehold on July 7. Here are the highlights.

Transition from babyface to heel:

“Actually, I’m feeling better than before, because all of my character came from the heel stuff. So when I was in Japan, I was a heel, so I created my moves because I was a heel, so … (I would) use like a stomp to the face and then the vibration, like teasing the opponent. So now also a lot of people (are) asking me, ‘So how do you act in the ring like crazy?’ but I think I don’t act, I just adjust. A human being has a lot of sides, like a kind of diversity, so it’s like a good side, a bad side, a crazy side, a normal side, like a man-ish side, a woman-ish side. I just pick, I adjust.”

Possible match with Daniel Bryan:

“One of the purposes of coming to WWE was to wrestle with Daniel Bryan. But now, I’ve got like a high possibility to wrestle with Daniel at like the biggest stage in wrestling history. So I’m so excited.”