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 rapper Lil Uzi Vert sampled his theme in a new tribute song.

Shinsuke Nakamura finally returned to WWE television last month and was eventually drafted to Monday Night RAW as part of the WWE Draft this year. Nakamura had made it clear he was going after a major title afterwards.

Rappers and pro wrestling have a longstanding relationship, as many of them have sung a particular wrestler’s theme song and more. Lil Uzi Vert seems to be a fan of pro wrestling as well now.

The famous rapper recently dropped a new album called ‘Pink Tape,’ where he specifically sampled Shinsuke Nakamura’s theme in a tribute track titled ‘Nakamura.’


Nakamura is also part of the Money In The Bank match after qualifying last month. We will have to wait and see whether Shinsuke Nakamura will be able to win the Money In The Bank match and eventually cash it in to become a World Champion.

What’s your view on this interesting tribute? Do you want to see more rappers paying tribute to WWE Superstars? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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