Shinsuke Nakamura isn't the lethal force who dominated NJPW and had a spectacular run in NXT anymore. Shinsuke Nakamura is like a low-card wrestler in SmackDown brand right now who might not even be defending his US Championship belt at Hell in a Cell. After Nakamura's heel turn which was spectacular at first, WWE has failed miserably to capitalize on the Japanese Rockstar. Even in the US Title feud, he never looked dominant enough with his bookings in front of Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton. In the 11th September episode of SmackDown as well, Nakamura was used to take the feud between Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy forward despite being the US Champion.