WWE Backlash 2017: 5 potential finishes between Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler
Will it be a clean finish? Will there be a disqualification? How will the battle conclude between Ziggler and Nakamura at Backlash?
The wait is almost over – after nearly a month of teasers and verbal exchanges, Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler will compete against one another at the Smackdown Live pay-per-view Backlash. The focus of the build and the advertising is that this is the official in-ring debut of Nakamura on the main roster.
The belief is that the Japanese sensation's in-ring debut for Smackdown Live has been held off because the company intends to impress upon fans how special an attraction Nakamura is.
Over the course of the last month, Nakamura's presence and Ziggler's posturing has resulted in an intense feud between them. Many have wondered what the ultimate result of their rivalry will end up being once they step into the ring.
Will it be a clean finish? Will there be a disqualification? Will the match end in a no contest? How will the battle conclude?
Here are five potential finishes for the match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler.
#5 Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Dolph Ziggler with a Kinshasa
The King of Strong Style has been held off television for what is believed to be very good reasons. There is an effort being made to develop a mystique around him and his character, much like how The Undertaker’s character was built. He hasn't competed on Smackdown Live yet, as his debut match is important enough to be on pay-per-view rather than weekly television.
Those that haven't seen him in NXT, or before that competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling, are in for a real treat as he has long been considered the most popular man in ‘sports entertainment' outside theWWE. Now that he is set to debut against The Showoff, we should anticipate a hard-fought contest.
Ziggler has long been known for putting on great matches; in many ways, he could be considered the heel version of Sami Zayn. The result that fans can more likely anticipate is a signature Nakamura knee strike, known as the Kinshasa, and a pinfall win.