This week on RAW, a surprising turn of events took place involving Shinsuke Nakamura and Seth Rollins. Following the main event, Nakamura teamed up with the World Heavyweight Champion and Cody Rhodes against the Judgment Day faction. However, after the match concluded, Nakamura blindsided Rollins with a ‘Kinshasa’ and quickly exited the ring, leaving Rollins stunned.
Originally, Sami Zayn was slated to be Rollins and Rhodes’ partner, but an attack by JD McDonagh backstage left him injured and unable to compete due to a shoulder injury. Despite having already wrestled a match against Bronson Reed earlier that night, Nakamura stepped in to assist the duo. However, it became apparent that his involvement was part of a setup to target Rollins after the match.
Fans are eagerly awaiting an explanation from the King of Strong Style regarding his actions. WWE’s official preview for the upcoming Monday Night RAW featured the caption “Why Shinsuke Why?!”, indicating the curiosity surrounding Nakamura’s motives. Seth Rollins himself has also demanded answers, responding to the preview tweet with the comment “Do tell.”
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— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) August 13, 2023
Interestingly, Nakamura and Rollins have crossed paths in the ring on two previous occasions during premium live events. Their first encounter occurred at Survivor Series 2018, where they faced off in a Champion vs. Champion match, resulting in Rollins emerging victorious. The two wrestlers clashed again at Fastlane 2021, with Rollins once again securing a win over Shinsuke Nakamura.
As the storyline develops, fans are left wondering about the motivations behind Nakamura’s surprising attack and eagerly await the answers that will unfold on upcoming episodes of RAW.