Shinsuke Nakamura Wants A Rematch Against “Unprofessional” Brock Lesnar
Shinsuke Nakamura wants a rematch against Brock Lesnar, claiming The Beast was unprofessional when they clashed in New Japan.
Shinsuke Nakamura has been on the cusp of something big a couple of times so far in 2021. Earlier this year, The King of Strong Style put on a hell of a performance in a gauntlet match, eventually losing the match thanks to dirty tactics from Roman Reigns and co. That felt like the start of a run at The Tribal Cheif and his Universal Title for Nakamura, but it never happened.
Nakamura Vs. Lesnar II
Nakamura stepped back into the spotlight last week on SmackDown when he stole Baron Corbin’s crown. It isn’t a program with Reigns, but at least it’s something. During a recent appearance on Oral Sessions, Nakamura revealed his aspirations are far higher than stealing Corbin’s crown. The former NXT Champion wants a rematch against Brock Lesnar.
For those of you racking your brains for when that match happened before, odds are you may well have missed it. Nakamura and Lesnar clashed for the IWGP Heavyweight Title in New Japan all the way back in 2006. Lesnar won that match and Nakamura claims The Beast Incarnate was “unprofessional” at that point in his career. Lesnar’s refusal to return to Japan and defend the title due to “visa issues” may well back up that claim.
Still Struggling In WWE
Nakamura will have seen Lesnar’s more recent matches against the likes of AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan and feel there are reparations to be made between the two of them. He will want to work on his own style first, though. During the same interview, Nakamura admitted he continues to struggle to adapt to wrestling in WWE and the US.
“Coming to US and coming to WWE is challenging. I came to challenge myself. That’s why I’m here,” Nakamura explained. Fans have hypothesized Nakamura is happy to cash his cheques and live by the sea at this point in his career. His comments above would suggest otherwise. Hopefully, the theft of Corbin’s crown is the start of a road that leads to the rematch with Lesnar he wants in the future