After defeating Santos Escobar on the April 13 edition of NXT, Kushida stands atop the WWE cruiserweight division as champion, and as champ he has some lofty goals.
Taking to Twitter, Kushida published his aims as Cruiserweight Champion:
“I’m the NEW NXT cruiserweight champion.
“I want to make this belt something that is truly valuable and meaningful in this business. I respect the former champion Santos. It has increased the value of this title for a year. I will make history from today.
“I want to be a bridge that connects Japan and the U.S.A. Many great things have been imported from Japan to the United States. Sony revolutionized electronics. Nissan, Toyota, and Honda have brought high quality automobiles. Ichiro Suzuki and Shoehei Ohtani have changed the way baseball is played in America. And I will try my best to do the same for wrestling!
“Any brand, any place, it doesn’t matter who challenges me. I’m the leader of WWE cruiser weight, and I’m here in NXT.
“I will continue to challenge ANY competitor. Thanks.”