Shinsuke Nakamura sets his sights on WWE gold

Shinsuke Nakamura returned to the WWE on the April 14 episode of WWE SmackDown, where he made quick work of Madcap Moss.

Shinsuke had been absent from WWE TV since November 2022, and he hadn’t competed in a WWE ring since January 2023. In a WWE Digital Exlcuisve Exclusive, Nakamura says he went away to Japan and had a match with the Great Muta and has come now back recharged and ready to win World Championships.

“I’m glad to be back,” Shinsuke Nakamura declared. “I’ve been to Japan, I had a great victory against the Great Muta, that was a historical instance in WWE’s long history, then I recharged, I rebooted.”

About Shinsuke Nakamura 

Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1980, Nakamura began his wrestling career in 2002 for the Japanese promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he quickly gained a reputation as a dynamic and exciting performer. It wasn’t long before he became one of the promotion’s top stars, winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on three separate occasions.

Nakamura made his WWE debut in April 2016 at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, where he defeated Sami Zayn in a highly anticipated match. From there, he quickly established himself as one of NXT’s top stars, winning the NXT Championship and putting on a series of show-stealing matches with the likes of Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe.

Nakamura’s success in NXT led to a call-up to the main roster, where he made his debut on SmackDown Live in April 2017. He was immediately pushed as a major star, with his charismatic personality and unique entrance making him an instant fan favorite. He also became known for his strong style of wrestling, which combines elements of Japanese martial arts with a high-flying, acrobatic approach.


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