Now, the current NXT Champion is banging that drum again seven months later. In an interview with Channel Guide Magazine, the King of Strong Style admits that he’s more than willing to take a trip back to Suplex City:
“If I get a chance, I would be up for that,” Nakamura said. My body would need to be ready because he is tough. Ouch.”
Nakamura and Lesnar already have a history going back at least a decade. He squared off against Lesnar for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in NJPW back in 2006. The two would also end up tagging together against Riki Choshu and Akebono shortly thereafter. Not only have the two wrestled together, but Nakamura ended up training with Lesnar to bulk up, presumably with an intense regimen of powerlifting and scarfing down Jimmy John’s. In fact, it was Lesnar’s departure from New Japan that kept Shinsuke from his first working relationship with WWE. Without Brock, Nak was called back, and his proposed WWE appearances were relegated to the world of pro wrestling’s what could have been.
Given their longtime friendship and desire to get back in the ring together, I am 100% on board with the Nak and Brock Connection being the new Sasha and Bayley. Their hugs are just a little more violent, that’s all.