Shinsuke Nakamura Teases a Dream Match with Edge After Their Face Off on WWE SmackDown

Published 02/06/2021, 12:34 AM EST
TOKYO,JAPAN – JUNE 28: Shinsuke Nakamura enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

On this week’s SmackDown (5.02.21), the Royal Rumble 2021 winner Edge returned to the blue brand. One of his backstage interactions with Shinsuke Nakamura caused quite a stir on social media.


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After Roman Reigns‘ ultimatum earlier in the night, the ‘Rated-R Superstar’ came into the arena. Just before he came out to address the crowd in the main event, Edge was seen talking to Shinsuke Nakamura.

The fans could not hear what the two icons were discussing, but soon, fans started speculating on a match between them. Nakamura himself retweeted a post from WWE on FOX, expressing the same desire as the WWE Universe.


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See Shinsuke’s tweet below –

Although Nakamura is not a heel anymore, it would great to see two megastars of two generations and continents go head to head.

Shinsuke Nakamura is in for a renewed push in WWE

The match with Edge might come true, as Nakamura is becoming one of the prominent stars on the main roster. After losing the tag titles, fans thought Nakamura will be forgotten again.

However, the gauntlet match to determine the number one opponent for the Universal title changed Nakamura’s stature in the company. Nakamura lasted till the end, only to be attacked by Reigns and Jey Uso.

Although he never got the title opportunity, Nakamura has been the center of attention since then. ‘The King of Strong Style’ showed his athleticism in the Royal Rumble match as well. He even got his old and iconic theme song back.

A major superstar in NJPW, Nakamura made his WWE debut in 2016. Despite winning the Royal Rumble in 2018, Nakamura was stuck in the mid-card to upper mid-card.

After teaming up with Cesaro, Nakamura won the SmackDown Tag titles. In one interview, Nakamura said his current Tag partner is much better than his IWGP Tag partner, Hiroshi Tanahashi.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JUNE 28: Shinsuke Nakamura and Seth Rollins compete during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

“I always aim towards the [singles] titles,” he added. “I want to be the first Asian champion of WWE.”


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He wants to achieve a feat similar to Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston, who were the first WWE Champions in their respective continents.

Do you think Nakamura can achieve his dream this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.