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Shinsuke Nakamura’s decision about leaving WWE

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Shinsuke Nakamura has not been used in the way fans would have liked for a long time now. He is currently in a tag team with Rusev, but many see that as a waste of his talents.

It was previously reported that Nakamura has checked out of his job with WWE. However, that doesn’t mean that he will be leaving the company for AEW anytime soon, if at all. Dave Meltzer was recently asked about Nakamura’s status once his contract expires, to which he said Shinsuke will be staying with the company.

Perhaps WWE will be giving him a proper push once he signs a new contract or at least more importance will be given to him and Rusev. We will have to see what WWE decides to do with Nakamura.


  • Keith Learmonth

    I agree that they weren’t used right after the RR, but being in a solid tag team is fine, as long as the team are constantly pushed to look like top guys who are a threat.

    As I already said, the problem is that even in a team with Rusev, he’s still not getting used right. He’s still jobbing all the time. Book the team as being nearly unstoppable with Shin’s striking, and Rusev’s power, and then it will seem like they actually give a damn.

  • Sime’on Manzac11

    By the way, Vince McMahon actually sabotaged ‘Nakamura vs Styles’ and ‘Asuka vs Flair’ to make sure that it didn’t overshadow Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 34. smh…

  • Rinn13

    It’s a waste because this is the guy that just over a year ago, they had win the Royal Rumble. And just like his female Japanese counterpart Asuka, after winning the Rumble, which is supposed to matter, went on to be more or less utterly wasted afterwards. It’s considered a waste by many, because he is seen by many FANS, at least, as someone who could and should be a top level, even World Champion star for WWE. But obviously, just as he has always been towards every single Japanese star he’s ever had, Vince doesn’t see things that way.

    The question then is: why did they even bother having poor Nakamura and Asuka win their respective RR matches, in Asuka’s case a “historic” first ever women’s rumble even, if they were just going to go on to treat them like they have? It’s nonsensical, and lame.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I don’t see being in a tag team with Rusev as a waste of talents. It’s the fact that the team is basically used as glorified jobbers, when they should be seen as a threat to even the top tag teams that makes it a waste.