Shinsuke Nakamura has had some of the best wrestlers in the world as tag team partners over the years. Most recently he teamed with Cesaro, someone he has now compared to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Hiroshi Tanahashi.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Nakamura compared the two. Ultimately, Nakamura said Cesaro has perfect timing with him as his partner. Here is the quote:
“You see his fighting spirit when he’s in the ring. I have a lot of respect for Cesaro. He has power, speed, experience, he knows how to focus on his opponent. He can do everything.”
“Tanahashi and Cesaro, they are much different partners. Cesaro, the way he fought and the way I fought, we had perfect timing. Some people say Cesaro is underrated, but I believe in his ability. He uses real emotion. That’s why he is so believable.”
Shinsuke Nakamura competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling until 2016. During his time there Hiroshi Tanahashi served as both a rival and a tag team partner.