Shinsuke Nakamura's path to WWE included many knees to faces along the way, and he's been paired up in a few dream matches since joining the main roster. One match included an encounter with John Cena which included a scary spot in the ring followed by a confrontation backstage.
Nakamura said he's enjoying his time on SmackDown Live and he's making an effort to take in as much as he can in the ring and outside the business. One spot he didn't enjoy in the ring occurred while he was wrestling Cena on an August 1st, 2017 edition of SmackDown Live in a #1 contender's match. The winner of their contest would face Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam and toward the end of the match, The Artist accidentally dropped the 16x World Champion on his head.
The botch with Big Match John was a scary moment for Nakamura as he retold the events that transpired backstage when he met an angry authority figure that he wouldn't name on camera. Thankfully, Cena was there to soften the blow and take the heat for Nakamura while he was getting yelled at.
The crowd pop when Cena said Undertaker’s name was insane. That trolling he did in shooting the match down had me dying of laughter. We all known that the match still is going to happen regardless obviously but first he’s definitely going to end up challenging Shinsuke for his title shot at Fastlane which he ends up losing which then the Undertaker will show up and accept the match.