After a long absence, Shinsuke Nakamura, the 43-year-old Japanese professional wrestler, will return to WWE Smackdown on April 14. The wrestler last appeared on WWE television on November 11, 2022, when he lost a World Cup match to Santos Escobar.
Since then, he has only wrestled on live events in December 2022 and a few in January 2023, leading to much speculation about his absence from the ring. However, all speculation about his absence from the ring was put to rest when WWE announced that Shinsuke Nakamura would return to television on April 14.
While his opponent for the night's match has not been announced yet, Nakamura is expected to be in a match.
Shinsuke Nakamura feud with Karrion Kross
Interestingly, it has been reported that Nakamura will begin a feud with Karrion Kross upon his return.
This news was first reported by Fightful Select, which also noted that WWE had produced a Nakamura tarot card. This was about Kross and his wife Scarlett, who often use tarot cards to warn their next victims. During his WWE career, Nakamura has won several titles, including the Intercontinental Championship twice, the Smackdown Championship twice, the 2018 Royal Rumble, the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, and the NXT Championship twice.
He is considered one of the industry's most talented and charismatic wrestlers today, with a huge fan following worldwide. The return of Shinsuke Nakamura to WWE Smackdown isn't the only exciting news for wrestling fans. In addition to his highly-anticipated comeback, fans can also look forward to seeing Xavier Woods face off against LA Knight in a singles match on the April 14th edition of Smackdown.
With these two dynamic performers set to head-to-head, fans can expect an action-packed match filled with high-flying moves, stunning maneuvers, and fierce competition. Overall, it promises to be a jam-packed show, leaving fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.