Last August 1st, Smackdown starred in a dream match, John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the right to challenge WWE Fullweight World Champion Jinder Mahal.
The encounter was very good, except for a moment of concern when Nakamura applied a superplex with excess of force, projecting Cena against the canvas, but instead of falling with the back in full, fell with the greater part of its weight on the neck . Cause the concern of WWE officials and the wrestler himself who has already battled with injuries in the area in the past.
And although there were reactions from other fighters like Kevin Owens and Austin Aries , it lacked to know the opinion of Vince McMahon .
According to Sports Illustrated, Vince McMahon became furious with Nakamura after Cena’s excessive punishment:
“Despite McMahon’s anger, which was more in Cena’s defense than it was an accusation for Nakamura, he has not lost faith in the Japanese star.
“However, if Nakamura makes another mistake in a big event, Sports Illustrated learned through sources close to WWE that, then McMahon will have a totally different opinion of Nakamura.”
If this report is true, Mr. McMahon would not have paid much attention to the injury that Nakamura caused to Austin Aries when they were both in the company’s development brand, NXT, during a small function and that kept Aries offstage For some months.
Will the days of the Artist, Shinsuke Nakamura in WWE be counted?