This Sunday at WWE Payback, the electrifying Shinsuke Nakamura is set to challenge Seth Rollins for the coveted WWE World Heavyweight Championship title. As the tension mounts, Nakamura opened up about the match and his ambitions during a candid conversation on "The Bump." In response to the pointed question about what he hopes to achieve in the high-stakes face-off with Rollins, Nakamura confidently remarked, "It's straightforward.
I'll reveal to the world my true identity in WWE. I am the genuine 'King of Strong Style.' "
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The opportunity for Nakamura to contest the title came under intense circumstances. Following a trios showdown, Nakamura, in a surprising move, ambushed Rollins.
When probed about the potential backlash from fans over this audacious act, Nakamura seemed unperturbed. "I'm not expecting the fans to turn their backs on me," he stated with conviction. "In fact, I believe they will rejoice.
They're thirsty for change, and I'm here to quench that thirst. I'm confident they're rooting for me to revolutionize the landscape." Before this unexpected twist in the storyline, Nakamura had been entangled in fierce confrontations with WWE Raw stalwarts, Bronson Reed and Tommaso Ciampa.
Reflecting on these battles, Nakamura sees them as blessings in disguise. "All of it was born out of passion and love for the sport," he shared. "These challenges were the push I needed, guiding me back to where I truly belong—right at the zenith of WWE." While Nakamura's illustrious seven-year journey with WWE has seen many highs, the World Title has eluded him.
When asked about the significance of this title for his legacy, he replied with a broader perspective. "It's beyond just my personal legacy," Nakamura expressed. "It's a testament to the prowess and dedication of every Japanese wrestler. This title? It's more than just a belt. It's my destiny. Brace yourself, Seth, we're about to put on a show."