Shinsuke Nakamura could be in line to win the WWE Championship in the very near future.
The 37-year- old Japanese star has been knocking on the title door for some time now and looks likely of charging it down and claiming what is his in the coming months.
It’s Indo-Canadian Jinder Mahal who currently holds the crown and is reigning as the WWE champion in Smackdown.
It was first seen as some sort of an experiment to have the 31-year- old in possession of the prestigious belt but enough time has now passed and there looks to be another who is more worthy of the strap for the remainder of 2017.
That man is Japan’s Nakamura, who could become the WWE’s saviour.
Nakamura will go head to head with Mahal and contest him for the WWE Championship when they collide in a Hell in a Cell match-up in October. Despite evidence to suggest that Nakamura isn’t everybody’s cup of tea in the roster, he is still a better face of the sport than his upcoming opponent and defending champion.
Early odds from bookmakers suggest that it’s the Japanese wrestler that will come out on top and prevail to win the illustrious WWE belt, as he prepares to enter as the front runner for
victory over Mahal in their cage clash.
As well as Hell in a Cell in October, there are a host of big-name boxing matches on the horizon too, including the highly-anticipated encounter between former world champions Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns in Manchester, England.
It’s ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla that will take to that intriguing meeting as the favourite in the Paddy Power boxing odds.
Mahal has held the current strap since winning it at Backlash back on May 29th, though ‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ has seen his reign come under plenty of criticism since lifting the belt
It’s believed that his title reign was part of the organisation’s plan to expand the business towards India. Such a move began well for him and the WWE, but now time has passed, it has become clear that he just isn’t on the same level as the likes of other wrestling stars such Randy Orton, AJ Styles and, of course, Nakamura.
All of Mahal’s pay-per- view event shows failed to live up to the hype and expectations placed upon his towering Indian shoulders, but Nakamura looks capable of being the man to
So, there is plenty to look forward to when it comes to sport in October, including the WWE and boxing.