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“I Will Be The First Ever Japanese WWE Champion” – Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura has declared that his purpose is to become the first Japanese WWE Champion.

In a video posted on Twitter, the ‘King of Strong Style’ said that the Royal Rumble was only one path he could take to achieving his goal, and since he didn’t win at the event, he will find another way to climb the mountain.

“This year, I didn’t win the Royal Rumble, but all is not lost. My dream, no, my purpose, remains the same. I will be the first ever Japanese WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Royal Rumble is only one path on my journey.

“I need to find, I will find, another way to climb the mountain. My journey is not finished, life goes on.

This year, Nakamura has already come close to a Universal Championship match with an impressive performance in a gauntlet match on Smackdown to determine who would face the champion, Roman Reigns, at the Royal Rumble. In the end, the ‘Tribal Chief’ interfered to make sure his preferred pick, WWE Official Adam Pearce, would come out on top in the match.

Nakamura is no stranger to getting to the top in professional wrestling, having previously been a multi-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion when he worked in New Japan Pro-Wrestling before making the move to WWE.

The ‘Artist’ last contended for the WWE Championship after winning the Royal Rumble in 2018 and entering a feud with AJ Styles who was the champion at the time. Despite several attempts at Styles, including at WrestleMania 34, he was unable to capture the championship. Since then, he has held multiple titles in the company, including reigns with the United States and Intercontinental Championships. Most recently, he paired with Cesaro to capture the Smackdown Tag Team Championships, however, the top title continues to elude him.

Now, it seems that Nakamura is charting a course to get to the top of the mountain and finally win the big one.

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