Shinsuke Nakamura had a good run in NXT where he won the NXT Championship twice and competed in some terrific matches. However, his time on the main roster has not been as good. Back in 2018, he was headed into a major WWE Title match against AJ Styles at Wrestlemania after he won the Royal Rumble. After that, his career has been a mixed bag full of ups and downs. Shinsuke Nakamura recently leaked Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar news.
Back in 2017, Shinsuke Nakamura faced off against John Cena in a match and during the contest, Nakamura performed an exploder suplex but botched it, resulting in John Cena landing on his neck. While John Cena did not get injured, it might have killed Nakamura’s push in WWE.
Rich Stambolian of Mat Men podcast talked about the botch and explained why it might have ruined Shinsuke Nakamura’s momentum.
”AJ is the one that is so, so talented, he’s been around more that he clawed his way to his spot. With Nakamura, I want to say, it was that John Cena match where he dumped Cena on his head and somebody in the back went, hey you can’t hurt a top guy,” said Rich.