Shinsuke Nakamura was a huge star in NJPW before he decided to make his way to WWE. 7 years after his debut, fans feel Nakamura just has not been booked as well as he should have been. Regardless, Nakamura has been back to the fold since last year and now it appears he competed in a dark match after Smackdown this week.

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After weeks of anticipation, Shinsuke Nakamura finally returned to Friday Night Smackdown last week. He squared off against Madcap Moss and defeated Moss without much issue.

That said, The King Of Strong Style was featured in a video package on this week’s show. It was made evident that Karrion Kross and Shinsuke Nakamura will do battle in the coming weeks.


After Friday Night Smackdown went off the air, fans were treated to a series of dark matches. This included Shinsuke Nakamura, who squared off against LA Knight. While Knight was clearly very over throughout the match, it was Nakamura who picked up the win.

Shinsuke Nakamura is also eyeing World Title after his return. Regardless, we will have to wait and see how WWE will be booking Nakamura and Karrion Kross’ feud in the coming weeks.

What’s your take on Shinsuke Nakamura? Are you looking forward to Nakamura’s next feud with Karrion Kross? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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