“F**k Yes”: Fans Go Berserk as 42-Year-Old WWE Superstar Pulls Amazing Reversal Move Against a Japanese Legend

Published 01/02/2023, 9:30 AM EST

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WWE finally opened the forbidden door as the new year 2023 kick-started. Triple H gave Shinsuke Nakamura the permission to start his 2023 by wrestling in his hometown. Nakamura was set to face The Great Muta at Pro Wrestling NAOH.

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The match was one of the best for the 42-year-old WWE superstar in the past few months since moving to the main roster in Vince McMahon’s company. He pulled a reversal that can be called as a smart move.


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The match between Nakamura and Muta had an unusual ending. It doesn’t include a major finishing move by the ‘King of Strong Styles’ but he pulled Muta’s popular trick against him to end the match.

Nakamura cunningly extracted the poison mist out of The Great Muta’s mouth. Moreover, the former US Champion sprayed the mist on the Japanese legend to win the match.

This was indeed an innovative move by the ‘King of Strong Styles’. He went back to his hometown and won the match at his turf, defeating a Japanese wrestling legend.

Fans react to this innovative reversal by Shinsuke Nakamura in his Japan’s in-ring return

Nakamura has time and time proved why he is the King of String Styles. The former NXT Champion won the match with an innovative move, that made fans go berserk all over the internet.

Wrestling fans were happy for the 42-year-old winning a major match. This is the Shinsuke Nakamura everyone was waiting to see in WWE for the past few years, since WWE put him on the upper mid card. Below are some of the reactions from the fans on Twitter.


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Fans loved this move from The King of Strong Styles.

The wrestling universe wants to see this Nakamura.

Fans urge Triple H to push the former Intercontinental Champion.

Nakamura once again needs to be the top guy in WWE.

This could be a great re-start for Nakamura for his wrestling career. The year 2023 is looking good for the WWE star after this huge win.

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Nakamura’s WWE career


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The pop for ‘The Artist’ was huge when William Regal announced his name for a match against Sami Zayn in 2016. Since then, he has come a long way. In the yellow brand, he won the NXT Championship twice before moving to the main roster.

Moreover, the main roster beginning was amazing as he won the 2018 Royal Rumble. He was in the WWE Championship pursuit for some time, but was unsuccessful. Until now, he has won the US Title and Intercontinental Title twice, also having a reign with SmackDown Tag Team Title with Cesaro.


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What are your views about Nakamura’s recent match? Did you enjoy the match? Share your opinion below in the comments.

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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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Debmallya Chakraborty




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