Shinsuke Nakamura Explains Why He Prefers SmackDown Live Over RAW

Former NXT World Champion Shinsuke Nakamura was recently interviewed by CBS Sports to promote this Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Orlando special.

During the discussion, Nakamura was asked whether he prefers to be drafted to the RAW or SmackDown Live brand whenever he is called up to the WWE main roster.

“I want to be on SmackDown because it has AJ Styles, Randy Orton and John Cena — a lot of dream matches I can do,” said Nakamura. “Also, Monday Night Raw has a lot of friends there [who previously wrestled in Japan] like Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, [Luke] Gallows and [Karl] Anderson, which would be much comfortable for me.”

Nakamura concluded, “But first I need to concentrate for TakeOver: Orlando now and Bobby Roode.”

Shinsuke Nakamura challenges Bobby Roode for the NXT World Championship this Saturday at NXT TakeOver: Orlando on the WWE Network.

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