Since New Japan had short notice about Shinsuke Nakamura leaving the country to become a star with WWE, they were not able to book a bigger venue for his final match with the promotion. After 13 years of being a star there, there was a high demand from fans that wanted to say goodbye to Nakamura. That meant that scalpers were charging a whole lot more than the face value. Shinsuke signed a two year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 8, 2016
While most everyone knows by now that New Japan legend Shinsuke Nakamura signed a contract with WWE, very little is known about the details of the agreement. For what it is worth, Tokyo Sports is reporting that Nakamura signed a three year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, which would give him plenty of time to prove that he can be a star on the main roster. The company has been desperately seeking international stars.
February 4, 2016
Earlier today, Shinsuke Nakamura was spotted at the airport in Japan by fans, who quickly took to social media to let fans in the United States know that the New Japan star is starting his journey to become a star for WWE. Even though he is rumored to be heading to the main roster sooner than later, Nakamura is still expected to spend some time at the performance center so that he can get adjusted to the World Wrestling Entertainment style.
February 2, 2016
As expected, Shinsuke Nakamura held a press conference today where he announced to fans and the media that he will be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. The 35 year old confessed that he had been in a rut for the past couple of years because he wanted a new challenge in his career. It is interesting to note that Nakamura did not specifically mention WWE by name when talking about what his future plans are.
January 25, 2016
Back when he decided that it was time to leave New Japan and head back to the United States, Karl Anderson negotiated with TNA on a contract. Reports have now surfaced that the offer on the table from management was for a yearly salary of $200,000. Anderson turned that down and opted to go with WWE instead. No word yet on what World Wrestling Entertainment is paying Karl, but he felt strongly enough to turn down the other offer.
January 21, 2016
With AJ Styles signing with WWE soon, a door has been opened for Kenny Omega, as New Japan executives have chosen him for a big push. Management is going to make Omega the top singles star in their vastly popular Bullet Club stable. Kenny is the most likely choice to win the vacant IWGP Intercontinental Championship in a couple of weeks, where he is rumored to be facing Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event.
January 18, 2016
Since he is about to leave Japan and head over to the United States to start working for WWE soon, many would assume that Shinsuke Nakamura would be spending his days at home packing. However, the New Japan star is currently in Sri Lanka on vacation. Nakamura is expected to be back with his home promotion in the near future, as a special press conference has been planned to announced his department and future plans.
January 18, 2016
Rumors sprung up recently that Jim Ross was going to be the new commentator for the weekly New Japan show that is aired on AXS TV, which would make sense because the legendary WWE broadcaster has much respect for the overseas promotion. Unfortunately, though, Ross took to social media to deny those reports, stating that the source has jumped the gun because no official deal has been made between the two sides.
January 15, 2016
As of right now, Shinsuke Nakamura is scheduled to move to the United States in February after he finishes up his contractual obligations to New Japan. His first stop could be Pittsburgh, where WWE has new performers medically tested before letting them start training. Nakamura is expected to spend several weeks in Florida, where he will be learning how to adapt to the World Wrestling Entertainment style before going to the main roster.
January 13, 2016