The fans of Shinsuke Nakamura were delighted after he emerged as the winner during his bout against John Cena. This was a dream match that the pro-wrestling fans wanted to see for a long time and finally got to witness at the last bygone episode of Smackdown Live.
In a whirlwind contest, The King of Strong Styles was able to connect with the Kinshasa to pull off an upset victory over the franchise player of the company. Prior to this, John Cena was the favorite to win the contest and become Jinder Mahal’s challenger at Summerslam.
Now the question remains as of what would Cena’s status be at the biggest event of the summer? WWE Creative has certainly done some planning for this and leads Baron Corbin into the picture following the match. In a WWE Network exclusive video, it was seen that Corbin appeared to deliver a sneak attack on Nakamura following Smackdown Live.
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However, John Cena turned out to be the savior for the Artist as he put Corbin through the announce table and end the segment. Apparently, this storyline will continue en route to Summerslam culminating a match between Cena and Corbin on August 20th. WrestlingINC.com was the first to note this ongoing in a report.
Furthermore, PWInsider.com reported that John Cena is no longer considered to be “the face that runs the place” and hence the creative wanted to put Shinsuke Nakamura on his spot. This was the reason why the former NXT Champion earned a clean pin over the 16-time world champion.
After the match, the Cenation Leader raised Nakamura’s hand to show him the respect and put him over as the new face of the blue brand. With that being said, we should not be surprised if Nakamura emerges as the new WWE Champion at Summerslam.
On the other hand, John Cena will be forced to feature in a match against The Lone Wolf who is still considered as the rookie. Considering that Cena might shift to Raw following Summerslam, chances are that he will digest another loss to Mr. Money in the Bank in order to put him over.