During an appearance on Wrestling Observer Radio, Kazuchika Okada spoke about nervousness of some of his major championship matches he has had. Okada's translator said the following:
"So even now, people ask him 'don't you ever get nervous?' It's because he was in the position that he was in that he doesn't get nervous. Nobody will teach you experience in a wrestling school and nobody will teach you that in the classroom, it's something you have to be in those spots yourself and you have to be in that sink or swim situation. As it happens, he was able to swim and it was because of that experience back then, ten years ago, that he is where he is at today that he can perform at the level he can perform at."