Shinsuke Nakamura Reveals That He Thought His WWE Career Was Over After John Cena Botch

Shinsuke Nakamura
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Shinsuke Nakamura was seen as one of WWE’s biggest and best acquisitions when he was signed to the NXT brand by Triple H a few years ago. The King of Strong Style caused a stir on Social Media and later went on to become a two-time NXT Champion before he was called up to the main roster following last year’s WrestleMania.

Nakamura looked destined to become WWE Champion within his first year on the main roster, but he is yet to lift the biggest prize in WWE since he lost all four of his title matches with AJ Styles over the past few months.

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Many members of the WWE Universe have commented on how much Nakamura has changed on the main roster which could be down to WWE’s booking, but last year when he faced John Cena on SmackDown Live, he could have been walking away from the company before he had been able to make any kind of impression.

Nakamura recently spoke to Gorilla Position where he revealed that he was lucky since John Cena took responsibility for the botch, but he still received a lot of backstage heat.

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“Some people were upset backstage, not John Cena. But someone. They got p****d off at me, ‘Why did you do that?’ So, I just thought my career is finished today. But everybody came to support me and help me, even John Cena,” he said via WhatCulture.

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“Not everybody gets the chance to wrestle with John Cena now. I felt good in the ring with John Cena. If I have the chance, I’m gonna wrestle with him again. Maybe we can create [something] better than before.”

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Nakamura went on to apologize to Cena following the botch but the former 16-time World Champion claimed that there was nothing for The King of Strong Style to apologize for, which proves that there is no animosity between the two stars.