We witnessed a dream matchup on the last week’s episode of Smackdown Live between John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura. These two are considered as the two of the most veteran performers in the pro-wrestling industry and the fans always wanted to see a matchup between them. In addition, the bout was contested for the number one contender’s spot for the WWE Championship.
Although John Cena was the favourite one to walk out with as the winner of the match, it was Nakamura who pulled off the shocker. To emerge with his hands raised, he pinned John Cena clean to the much surprise of the crowd. This earned him the maiden opportunity to challenge for the WWE title at the biggest event of the summer.
The match did end with a bit of controversy, though after Cena landed badly on his neck following a botched move from Nakamura. In the given clip, you can witness him throwing Cena for a German Suplex with the franchise player landing hard on his neck. The company does not consider these botches, at all, considering that it could end a superstar’s career for good.
So, it was thought that Nakamura was facing a backstage heat from the officials following the incident. But, the reports from PWInsider.com have wiped the possibilities out. It suggested that the officials have considered this one as a ‘fluke’ move which would not repeat and let The Artist go. He did not have to deal with any sort of fallouts after the match.
John Cena did help in the matter stating that Nakamura has not done it intentionally and he walked out of the match, safely. Plus, just after the match was concluded, the new contender was clearly seen saying sorry to the face of the company to get rid of any sort of troubles. Apparently, this has been a key point to save The King of Strong Styles from getting into the dog house.
Now, Nakamura is the favourite one to walk out with the WWE title by defeating Jinder Mahal at Summerslam. However, Baron Corbin might decide to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase to take the title away from him right after he wins the match. This would turn out to be a huge swerve on the night that will change things drastically on Smackdown Live.