Could, Would, Should: Shinsuke Nakamura As United States Champion

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would shinsuke nakamura become united states champion?

This question is phrased sort of weirdly, but alas, it’s the format of the column. Would Shinsuke Nakamura become United States Champion? Or, rather, would WWE let Shinsuke Nakamura become United States Champion (again, pre-determined).

WWE hesitated to pull the trigger on Nakamura during his feud with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. At the same time, he’s not exactly a scrub. He won the Royal Rumble, and he’s defeated both John Cena and Randy Orton cleanly. It’s hard to gauge just how highly Nakamura is regarded, but if I had to guess, I’d say “highly.”

Sure, WWE may have decided not to let Shinsuke win the WWE Championship, but there’s no reason he can’t win the United States Championship. It’s less high-profile, so there’s more room to experiment. Nakamura’s already shown he can deliver at a high level (he doesn’t have as many great matches as Styles, but he’s got a few). Plus, at one point, it seemed like they were giving everyone the United States Championship (Corbin, Ziggler, Roode, Orton, Mahal, and now Hardy all in a bit over six months).

I see no reason why Shinsuke Nakamura wouldn’t become United States Champion.

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