In a recent interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s official website, New Japan Pro Wrestling star and former WWE NXT talent KUSHIDA discussed several topics, including his desire to produce an all Junior card, where he would also like to use WWE talent.

“I have an idea in my head for a kind of bonus track for my career, I don’t know whether it would be 3, 5, 10 years from now, but I want to produce an all junior card. One thing that still sticks in my mind was Super J-Cup in 2016. I won as the IWGP Junior Champion, but I don’t think that I was able to live up to my position at that point, it was a case where the tournament was put together by the company without the thought given to the place the Super J-Cup has in the hearts of wrestlers and fans. I really want another chance at doing something like that and doing it right before I retire.

I’m not saying I want KUSHIDA Presents: Super J-Cup 2022 or anything, it could be a different concept entirely. You know, I’ve held a lot of titles and been in a lot of rings, just this month I’m on STRONG and IMPACT, I’ve been meeting a lot of other wrestlers again over the last few weeks alone. It’s nice to reminisce, but having been in all of these places and having had all of these contacts and then watching the old J-Cups really made me think that there’s still a few dreams and ambitions I want to achieve.

I wouldn’t completely rule out being able to get a few good guys on loan from over there [WWE], don’t ask, don’t get and you know, that’s the attitude I’ve always had, I’ve never been anything but honest and straightforward all the way through my career, from Mexico to the US, to Hokkaido, down to Okinawa in Japan. I’m 39 and I’ve been doing this 17 years, I’ve survived in a big man’s world as a small guy, and it’s all because I’ve had dreams in mind and worked to achieve them. That’s what I want to show everyone, what I want to show kids who aren’t destined to be more than 170cm and are getting set to give up on pro-sports as their careers, that there is still room and still things to achieve in this incredible business, there’s still a lot I want to achieve yet.”

The interview is available in full at this link.