Shinsuke Nakamura won the 2018 Royal Rumble back in January and opted to challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. The two men were part of a fantastic feud leading into the biggest event of the year before Styles retained and this was the main catalyst to Nakamura’s heel turn.
Nakamura later went on to face Styles three more times at The Greatest Royal Rumble, Backlash and Money in the Bank but was unable to lift the WWE Championship at any of these events.
Even though Nakamura got the rough side of this deal, he later went on to become United States Champion instead.
It appears that the former NXT Champion is open to facing Styles once again in the future, after he appeared on Busted Open Radio and revealed that this time he will be much better prepared for The Phenomenal one.
“Yeah, but still I want to wrestle him again,” Nakamura replied via WrestlingInc when asked if he was happy with his matches with Styles. “I think I can do more great matches. Wrestling on pay-per-view, wrestling on TV show, time is very strict. So, finally, I feel like I got used to the WWE style. So, maybe next time, if I wrestle AJ, I can create more than before.”
Nakamura doesn’t have a match this weekend at Super Show-Down, which is a show since he is still the United States Champion, but he wasn’t part of the recent Hell in a Cell pay-per-view either.
This has raised a few questions about his WWE status, but Nakamura still seems to be happy with his position in the company and his lack of pay-per-view appearances just seem to be an oversight on WWE’s behalf.