Sandwiched between his debilitating kicks and irrepressible charisma, the King of Strong Style has enraptured Full Sail with his pyrotechnics ever since he arrived from NJPW as one of the world’s most coveted pro-wrestlers.
And blazing a trail straight to the NXT Championship upon arrival has only crystallized that notion.
With the brand split in full effect now, however, rumours of his inevitable promotion to the main roster have threatened to cut his reign over the ‘developmental’ brand short. While the question remains as to which brand would be absorbing him, Raw or SmackDown, what isn’t debatable is that he will likely be thrust into the limelight straight away like Finn Balor was.
Here then, are 5 booking options for ‘Swag’suke Nakamura when he makes the step-up to the main roster.
#5 Pair him with Paul Heyman
Brock Lesnar is a physical specimen who has conquered both the worlds of pro-wrestling and MMA, but Paul Heyman’s oratorical prowess has been pivotal in morphing his legacy into the menacing aura that precedes him today.
And for all of Nakamura’s charm and charisma, the fact that his English isn’t that organic could mean that a confluence between the two would be a match made in heaven.
Nakamura delivers between the ropes each time, just as Paul Heyman unfailingly does with the microphone in hand. If Vince McMahon signs off on promoting Nakamura as a main event player from the get-go, pairing him with Paul Heyman makes irrefutable sense.
Also, Paul Heyman himself has expressed his desire to manage the King of Strong Style once he makes the inevitable jump to the big leagues. Make.It.Happen!