Former WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia recently interviewed “The Artist” Shinsuke Nakamura at the Ace Comic Con and asked the Japanese sensation who he would like to face next. Nakamura didn’t have a clear answer, but also didn’t hesitate to say that he wants to face “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns in singles action.
“I really want to face Roman Reigns again,” said Nakamura. “So, we wrestled at the Royal Rumble, just like a short moment.”
At the 2018 Royal Rumble, Nakamura entered at #14, and lasted nearly 45 minutes to the very end, eliminating Sami Zayn and John Cena, before eliminating Reigns to win the match. Reigns entered at #28, before getting eliminated by Nakamura and becoming the Royal Rumble runner-up once again. Reigns eliminated Seth Rollins, Titus O’Neil, Randy Orton, and The Miz at this year’s Rumble.
Nakamura stated that fans may boo Reigns, but all the wrestlers he has competed with have highly acclaimed his in-ring work.
“Everybody want to boo him, but every wrestler says that Roman is a good wrestler,” said Nakamura. When he stated this fact, members of the audience then began to give a round of applause.
As a result of his short encounter with Reigns, along with the backstage reaction to his in-ring work, Nakamura said, “I want to feel it,” and would like to start a storlyine with The Big Dog.
Currently, Nakamura is feuding with WWE United States Champion Jeff Hardy, after feuding with AJ Styles which lasted several months since WrestleMania 34. Being unsuccessful to claim the WWE Championship on several attempts, The Artist now has a chance to become the United States Champion.