WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura recently spoke with TV Insider. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

Not showing everything in his feud with AJ Styles:

“I wanted to do more for the first time on WWE. I think I could show myself more against AJ. But still, I liked getting the chance against AJ. After WrestleMania I became the heel, but I didn’t show everything. Just a little bit.”

The low blow idea not being his own:

“I wanted to say the idea came from myself, but it’s not true. I don’t want to say who it was. Everybody can imagine.

“It was awesome because when I hit the low blow at WrestleMania, all the Japanese fans were shocked. The people in the arena were loud. They were like, ‘Yeah!'”

His onscreen persona being like a different aspect of himself, not a character:

“You have a good side and bad side, real side. Then I put that on in the ring. My character, my personality in the ring came from heel stuff.”

Asian talents blazing trails in WWE:

“This is big for Asians, not only for Japan. Everybody wants to get these opportunities. Kairi Sane, Io Shirai achieved and accomplished a lot in Japan, but they wanted to wrestle in a bigger stage. Only place is WWE right now to do that, and their decision was correct. They made the right decision. Moving to the United States is a huge decision. There are wrestlers in Japan. I think they think they can move to WWE, but it’s not so easy. There is the language. I can speak English a bit, but I’m trying. I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to enjoy my life and challenge myself. That’s why I came here. I came with my family. It’s a lot, so it’s not just wrestling. I’m proud to be here.”

Source: TV Insider