Shinsuke Nakamura debuts on SmackDown, makes jaw-dropping entrance
Apr 06 2017
- Violinist Lee England Jr appeared on this week's episode of SmackDown Live to perform Shinsuke Nakamura's theme song as he made his main roster debut. The crowd in Orlando, Florida cheered as Dillinger finally debuted on the main roster.
Two nights after losing to John Cena and Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33, The Miz and Maryse came to the ring impersonating the newly engaged couple and mockingly announced that they were both leaving WWE for Hollywood.
SmackDown Live is the ideal home for Nakamura for a number of reasons. He interrupted an in-ring segment with The Miz but never got physical and never took the mic.
Nakamura won the NXT Championship on SummerSlam weekend against Samoa Joe, and he had two runs with the belt that totaled 147 days. But he had appeared on WWE pay-per-view before Tuesday, doing so when he was the 10th entrant in the 2017 Royal Rumble. Tye dominated a singles match against Hawkins, finishing with a "Tye Breaker" to an ovation from the crowd.
It's possible that Nakamura or Dillinger could be headed to "Monday Night Raw" as early as next week.
The WWE Superstar Shake-up is taking place next week which means some stars may be switching brands.
- WWENXT will return to Full Sail University later this evening for another round of TV tapings with the fallout from "Takeover: Orlando" and the build to the "Takeover: Chicago" event.