One of the most successful characters of oriental origin in recent WWE history, is undoubtedly Shinsuke Nakamura, current holder of the Friday Night Smackdown Intercontinental title, who in recent years has achieved several great milestones in WWE, such as winning the Royal Rumble, the title of champion of NXT, that of the United States and precisely the Intercontinental one.
What the Japanese wrestler still lacks, however, is the definitive consecration, or the victory of a world title on the main roster, which would really be the icing on the cake of his career, which will soon be said to be over, given that the athlete goes for 42 next February.
Many, in fact, including fans and insiders, are convinced that Nakamura deserves at least an absolute title lap in the main roster of the company, with the Japanese who has held both the role of babyface and that of the heel, always in a very excellent way.
Kurt Angle would like Shinsuke Nakamura to reach a higher level in WWE
In his eponymous broadcast, the Kurt Angle Show, the legendary WWE athlete, as well as former TNA world champion, who retired from wrestling only a few years ago, speaking in favor of Shinsuke Nakamura, called him a much more important character compared to the role to which the federation has relegated him, and which would therefore need a push from the higher-ups.
Regarding the status of the King of Strong Style, Angle said: "He had several opportunities, but I don't think they followed and exploited them in full. I think it should definitely be on another level. Not only is he a great wrestler, but he also manages to entertain a lot.
'Like OOOn!', The way he says it, the way he moves, his charisma are out of the ordinary and I think someone like him must be a great superstar for the company." According to Kurt Angle, just like many Japanese fans thought, Shinsuke Nakamura has not yet been used to his full potential by the McMahons.
We will see in the coming months or years whether we can finally see his full potential in the company's rings or not.