Former ROH TV Champion KUSHIDA recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to talk about various topics. Here are the highlights:
SI.com: In June, Daniel Bryan mentioned that you are someone he would love to wrestle. This could be a dream match for Wrestle Kingdom if Bryan were cleared to wrestle again. What do you think made Bryan so special in the ring? What type of match would you two deliver?
KUSHIDA: Of course my answer is Yes! Yes! Yes! I was really honored to hear what he’d said. When I was a fan I really loved the American Dragon and Curry Man team and their chase for the IWGP Junior Tag Championships. A guy like Bryan, or Rey Mysterio, they aren’t necessarily the biggest, but they still managed to get to the top of the business. As someone of roughly the same size, I really hold them in high regard. They’re proof you can live your dreams if you believe and work hard. If he ever comes back, I’d love to wrestle him. I think it wouldn’t be a case of looking to the crowd, we’d just be focused on each other and let our wrestling do the talking. I hope it’ll happen sometime.