King Nakamura is the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
The Japanese Superstar has been on a roll in recent weeks with guitar wielding hype man Rick Boogs by his side. Including picking up a win over Apollo Crews a couple of weeks ago in tag team action.
While Crews avoided being pinned by Nakamura a week ago with the help of Commander Azeez, he was to have no such luck this time around. During the clash, Boogs jumped on to the ring apron playing his guitar before being ejected from ringside. With the referee distracted, Azeez tried to get into the ring but was spotted before he could make an impact. This led to him being ejected too, much to the disgust of the champion.
Crews then managed to grab the momentum but Nakamura fought back in typical whirlwind style.
With the fans firmly in his corner, Nakamura delivered a devastating Kinshasa to pick up the win.
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The victory marks the second time King Nakamura has held the Intercontinental Title. The former New Japan star previously held the title for over 200 days after pinning Finn Balor at Extreme Rules in 2019.
Apollo Crews had held the championship since defeating Big E in a Nigerian Drum Fight at WrestleMania 37.