Shinsuke Nakamura is versatile personality with a solid reputation in the WWE. Fans may have noticed that The Great Muta and Shinsuke Nakamura made headlines, because they were suddenly booked in a match outside of Vince McMahon’s former company.

It was recently announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will square off against The Great Muta at the NOAH The New Year show on January 1st, 2023. There is a reason for this, and it could have to do with WWE’s new regime and the respect Muta has on his name.

The battle is a stop on Muta’s continuing retirement tour, which also features AEW superstar Sting. After the news broke, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio explained why WWE is letting Shinsuke Nakamura wrestle in the bout, nevertheless.

“There’s two things it could be. Number 1, WWE with the new regime is allowing guys to do — it will never be a lot of guys — but, maybe guys to request ‘hey maybe let me do something special outside the States with another company, or you know just something really special’ and they said, ‘Okay, do it.’ Also, that Muta, because such a legend and it’s his final matches, and it’s like ‘hey I can do one of his last matches,’ and everyone who comes from Triple H’s generation, you know Muta was a legend, and he was a big star before and a legend in Japan and I think maybe it’s just kinda something that’s real special, and they’ll let him do it. It was still a surprise.”


Meltzer has already stated his approach to this bigi match. Let’s see whether Muta and Nakamura speak out about it. Furthermore, we’ll have to wait and watch how Nakamura performs in his matchup with Muta. Keep checking Ringside News for more developments.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a student at Calcutta University, pursuing a law degree. She is an enthusiastic and determined young woman, with a passion for writing about current events and news. Muskan began writing for Ringside News in December 2021, bringing her unique perspective and insights to the world of professional wrestling. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and immersing herself in different cultures.

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