Shinsuke Nakamura is targeting someone, but there’s no telling who and that’s an answer that WWE has to get right as the build continues.
WWE Survivor Series is set for Saturday, November 25. With a solid five match PLE on the slate, fans are keeping a close eye on Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura continues to call out someone in wrestling, but WWE hasn’t dropped any hints as to who that individual is or what this means for Nakamura’s future. Rumors are swirling and it’s important that WWE properly manages the expectations and outcomes to make sure whatever this leads to delivers.
Shinsuke Nakamura is a controversial figure in WWE. Not because of any actions he’s taken, but the way the company has booked someone of his stature. There are several examples of WWE being negligent with booking minorities well, and Nakamura stands out as a glaring representation. When he joined the company, he came over as a former IWGP Champion and someone who headlined the biggest events in Japanese wrestling. Seeing the way WWE has leveraged him or failed to do so, is one big criticism of the company in recent memory.
Recently, his booking has been better in many ways. He’s coming off a long-term feud with Seth Rollins for the WWE World Championship, and even though he failed to grab the belt he was presented as a threat. He’s kept his momentum since, picking up several wins on Monday Night Raw. But this angle raises eyebrows as there are no clear indications of what is next.
Nakamura continues to hint at someone as his target, someone who is “blessed with privilege,” while expressing frustration. That, along with other hints, has caused many to believe that CM Punk is walking into WWE. Multiple organizations report that’s not the case currently, so that makes it even more important that WWE handles this angle with Nakamura correctly.
If Punk isn’t the end game for this angle, then who? Nakamura has already dropped matches to Rollins, and a feud with GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship wouldn’t make sense. Perhaps, he’s calling set to take aim at a member of the NXT roster instead. The brand has been closely linked to WWE Raw lately, with stars showing up on both shows. Imagine a full-blown feud between Shinsuke Nakamura and Ilja Dragunov. That would certainly be a pairing that could get fans excited about what they are both doing. That’s the only top name that would make any sense at this time.
Shinsuke Nakamura is getting improved booking as a top heel on Monday Night Raw. Will it lead to something big is the only question remaining and WWE must give fans an answer that they will care about in the end.