Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under his real name. He made his WWE video game debut in WWE 2K17 but was used by Gore and Perkins in WWE 2K16.
Nakamura was chosen as Gore's #1 pick for Series 1.
Universal Championship Competition Edit
Nakamura made his debut on the October 11 episode of Raw. Nakamura was one of four announced participants in the Universal Championship Competition. Nakamura beat Finn Balor in the first match. At Extreme Rules, Nakamura was defeated by AJ Styles in the second match. On the October 20 episode of Raw, Nakamura defeated Sami Zayn in the third match and thus qualified for the final match. At Payback, Shinsuke failed to win the championship against AJ Styles.
Universal Championship pursuits Edit
At Money in The Bank, after a small hiatus, Nakamura returned to save Shawn Michaels from AJ Styles. On the November 3 episode of Raw, Nakamura lost to Apollo Crews in an upset victory. At Summerslam, Shinsuke lost an Iron Man match to Styles for the Universal Championship. On the November 14 episode of Raw, Shinsuke lost a Triple Threat match against Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles. On the November 17 episode of Raw, Shinsuke and Finn Balor lost a Tag Team match against Apollo Crews and Goldberg with Apollo pinning Shinsuke for the second time. At Night of Champions, Shinsuke failed to win the Universal title in a Fatal 4 Way match where Apollo pinned Shinsuke for a third time.
Various Feuds Edit
On the November 23 episode of Raw, Shinsuke was pinned by Apollo for the fourth time thanks to help from Finn Balor. On the November 28 episode of Raw, Shinsuke defeated Balor to be the Team Raw Captain for the Survivor Series Smackdown VS Raw tag team match and the winning brand would main event Wrestlemania. At Survivor Series, Shinsuke was eliminated by Seth Rollins, his Team, however, won the match.
Losing Streak Edit
On the December 6 episode of Raw, Shinsuke lost a Triple Threat match against AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy. On the December 12 episode of Raw, Shinsuke lost a Battle Royal. At Royal Rumble, Shinsuke appeared in the Royal Rumble match at #25 and lasted 10:22 and made it to the final 3 before being eliminated by Baron Corbin.
Intercontinental Championship EditAt Fastlane, Shinsuke attacked the Intercontinental Champion Eddie Guerrero after his match with Dean Ambrose to show that he wanted the championship. on the January 16 episode, Shinsuke challenged Eddie to a match at WrestleMania. On the January 19 episode, Shinsuke defeated Austin Aries to get the match. At WrestleMania, Shinsuke defeated Apollo Crews and Eddie Guerrero to become Intercontinental Champion.
Series 2 Edit
Nakamura was drafted to Smackdown but would have to vacate the Intercontinental Championship because of it being a RAW exclusive.