Current WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura has a book coming out on August 7th called King of Strong Style: 1980 - 2014. A Reddit user by the name of "nivvd" posted a few paragraphs from the book where Nakamura talked about his experience working with current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in New Japan Pro Wrestling back in 2006.
The book can be ordered through Amazon.com by clicking here.
This is what Nakamura had to say about working with Lesnar:
“You had no choice but to do what the company wanted,” explains Nakamura in the book. “But then Kazuyuki Fujita refused to accept a match with Brock Lesnar for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship which was scheduled to be the main event. Given your previous track record, you were selected to take his place and be the challenger.
“Part of that was luck. But that match was seriously rough. First, Lesnar was saying all this stuff about how he respected New Japan, but it felt to me like that was just for show, that he didn’t really respect the promotion. Like, somewhere, he was looking down on Japanese people. I lost the match, and that was the first time I cried at pro wrestling after a match.”
Why did you cry?
“It was the main event at Tokyo Dome. This was a pretty hallowed stage, and I knew I hadn’t fought the way I imagined I would. And there was, like, this temperature difference between me and Lesnar. I didn’t get the sense he had any love for pro wrestling. It felt like he was just doing his job.”