Thanks to Sami Zayn’s Twitter recreation, Shinsuke Nakamura has to place his Intercontinental Championship on this line this week on Friday Night SmackDown. On Thursday morning Zayn identified how he and Nakamura weren’t chosen within the WWE Draft within the third spherical and known as out the FOX officers for taking Roman Reigns with their first choose. Reigns took exception to the feedback, and never lengthy afterwards the match announcement popped up on WWE.com.
“Nakamura-san & I were eligible to be drafted together & got picked in the 3rd round by #Smackdown,” Zayn wrote. “Imagine being able to get a generation-defining performer AND the Intercontinental Champion together in one pick & still deciding to pick The Big D Roman Reigns first. Unreal.”
Don’t concern your self with the Big D Sami 🤣 however in the event you and Shin need to go from third spherical to face #1…you already know the place to seek out me.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 17, 2019
Nakamura did not appear bothered by the problem.
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) October 17, 2019
Reigns hasn’t been concerned in any championship image since his return from battling leukemia. “The Big Dog” beforehand gained the title again in November 2017, then dropped in two months later to The Miz on the RAW 25 particular.
— WWE (@WWE) October 17, 2019
Meanwhile Nakamura has managed to efficiently retain his title towards the likes of Finn Balor and Ali, because of giant half to interference from Zayn as his new supervisor. Ironically, Zayn challenged for the Intecontinental Championship on his first night time again after coming back from damage in April however did not beat Balor. Since then the one match he’s gained on tv was a Falls Count Anywhere match towards Braun Strowman on a Raw episode in May (he had assist from Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin).
Reigns not too long ago spoke up in regards to the controversial Hell in a Cell match between Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt, and the way he felt the group reacted.
“I think you should express your opinions, but it doesn’t hurt anybody if you have a shred of respect,” Reigns stated in an interview with Forbes. “Have a little respect for the performers who were out there killing themselves for you. I didn’t like the Hell in a Cell finish either, but I wasn’t about to cuss some guys out who got hit in the head over and over. Bray Wyatt put his health on the line to entertain some fans to the best of his ability. I didn’t like it, but I respect Bray’s effort and willingness to go out there and do what you have to do. So, if you can, just a little bit of respect.”