After an Intercontinental Champion reign gone by the wayside, Shinsuke Nakamura is once again parked in WWE mid-carding. Many have criticized the Company for its poor use, including Kurt Angle. With Vince McMahon retired from the scene and the reins were taken by Triple H, Nakamura's future could change for the better.
The Japanese wrestler posted a cryptic message on social media: "Someone killed me, but soon there will be my resurrection" A tweet addressed to that of Bayley, who had tried to revive a mannequin of Nakamura who fell to the mat.
But there may be some truth in the message.
New details on Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura had started a rivalry with Gunther in the past few weeks, which many thought would culminate in a SummerSlam title match, but it didn't.
With Triple H at the helm, it is very likely that the match will be formalized for Clash at the Castle, an event that will mark the return of WWE to a British stadium after more than 30 years. For many, it will be the UK's WrestleMania.
Nakamura was one of the great protagonists of the NXT iteration managed by Triple H, winning the NXT Championship twice and becoming the protagonist of great matches. The last time the intercontinental title was defended in PPV was at WrestleMania 37, last year, when Apollo Crews defeated Big E in just 6 minutes.
Before leaving the NJPW, Nakamura worked there for 14 years from 2002 to 2016 but in 2016, WWE signed both Shinsuke Nakamura and current WWE champion AJ Styles. Considering how in the last episode of Raw we returned to give great importance to the US title, most likely the same scenario will happen with the other secondary title.
But that's not all, because Nakamura appeared to be destined for an Undisputed Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns, but the two never faced each other. For Bill Apter, a well-known Wrestling journalist, it was yet another slap in the face against the Japanese wrestler.
The King of Strong Style reportedly signed a three-year deal with WWE in 2016. He spent the first one as an NXT Superstar and achieved great success on the black-and-yellow brand. Recently, Kenny Bolin stated that he loved Nakamura's work and disliked how WWE has utilized the Japanese superstar on television.