At Summerslam. Shinsuke Nakamura handily defeated Jeff Hardy in a United States Championship rematch. Therefore, Jeff Hardy is now seemingly out of title contention and now in a feud with Randy Orton. But where does that leave United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura? Who will be next to challenge for the red, white and blue belt?
Admittedly, there aren’t a whole lot of options. Smackdown’s roster is really top-heavy, so there’s really only a few people who could realistically challenge Nakamura. Still, here are a few predictions, Who will Nakamura’ next challenger be?
I know that right now, it’s hard to really think that Sin Cara could ever be a viable contender for the United States Championship. But as soon as Sin Cara steps through those
four three ropes and does his stuff, everyone is awed. Everyone starts to believe that he may have a chance of winning. It happened against Corbin last year, and and it happened against Almas just a few months ago.
Sin Cara challenging Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship could be a fun sprint of a match. I don’t think the two men have ever fought before. It would also be interesting to see what sort of counters Nakamura would have for the high energy offense of the luchador.
I know people won’t really believe that Sin Cara would win. They’d write it off as a placeholder feud until someone better can challenge for the star-spangled belt. But that could all change in the span of six minutes. Let Sin Cara show his stuff, and the crowd will be on his side. When the crowd is on his side, Nakamura can heel it up to counter. Give it time, and soon people will be believing the near falls.