Predicting Shinsuke Nakamura’s First 3 Opponents

1. AJ Styles

AJ Styles fought Shinsuke Nakamura last year for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, and apparently it was a great match. If WWE wishes to showcase two of the best talents currently on Smackdown, then this is the way to do it. Ideally this match should take place at Wrestlemania, but given WWE’s track record, we might get it a little earlier. Both Nakamura and Styles are too good to be kept out of the main event scene for too long.

Styles and Nakamura can and will steal the show if given the chance. If AJ Styles can have a four star match with Shane McMahon (who, to his credit, is no slouch in the ring), and can have one of the most entertaining feuds with Dean Ambrose (great mic work, but not the flashiest wrestler), then he and Nakamura will put on absolute classics. WWE has been looking for their own masterpiece ever since that six star match between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, and this could be it.

Of course, this all depends on whether or not Styles stays on Smackdown. Although he does not want to leave, he totally might. Smackdown may be the house that AJ Styles built, but he might leave. I pray that he doesn’t, so that he can face off against Nakamura, preferably for the WWE Championship.