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Shinsuke Nakamura spotted training with released WWE Superstar and AEW veteran

The King of Strong Style has a lot of friends outside of WWE.
The King of Strong Style has a lot of friends outside of WWE.
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Shinsuke Nakamura keeps up with his martial arts training while continuing to be a WWE Superstar.

The King of Strong Style had a 3-1-1 career in mixed martial arts before he rose to superstardom in the world of professional wrestling. He hasn't competed inside the octagon since 2004.

The Daniel Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in Orange County recently published a photo on their Instagram account that revealed former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura recently held a class. The class included former NXT Champion Killer Kross, former Ring of Honor Women's World Champion Sumie Sakai, and All Elite Wrestling star Emi Sakura. The caption said:

"Nice class ran by @shinsukenakamura we NEVER STOP @danielgraciebjj #danielgracieteam #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsulife #jiujitsuparatodos #jiujitsu4life #jiujiteiros #jiujitsusavedmylife #jiujitsufamily #jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsuforlife #graciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #bjj #bjjfamily #bjjforlife #bjj4life #bjjforeveryone #bjj4ever #lakeivanhoe #downtownorlando #florida #fodacy #fodacymindset #deusnocomando," Daniel Gracie of Orange County posted on Instagram.

Another recent picture posted on their Instagram included Shinsuke Nakamura and former Ring of Honor star Marty Scurll in a class together. You can check out that image here.


Will Shinsuke Nakamura get an Intercontinental title shot against Gunther at SummerSlam?

Will Triple H break the streak of premium live events where the WWE Intercontinental Championship hasn't been defended?

The last time the title was on the line at a premium live event was at WrestleMania 37, when Apollo Crews defeated Big E to win the gold.

In recent weeks, Shinsuke Nakamura has been on a mission to challenge Gunther for the championship in hopes of winning it for the third time. Will he finally get his shot at SummerSlam? We'll find out soon enough.

.@wwe_kaiser gets another crack at @ShinsukeN to please his leader @Gunther_AUT after Kaiser’s loss two weeks ago. #SmackDown https://t.co/aKpqLFw51Y

What do you think about Nakamura still training in mixed martial arts? Do you think he'll get a title shot against Gunther at SummerSlam on Saturday? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.


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