The WWE has a lot of stars under its wing and it comes to no surprise that a lot of them have failed to strike it big. That includes Shinsuke Nakamura, one believed to be the next big star for the promotion.

For WWE fans, Nakamura has not been utilized in the best way. After debuting on WWE SmackDown Live following Wrestlemania 33, the King of Strong Style seemed to be primed for a title run – something that did happen when he won the United States title in 2018. Prior to that, his rise was looking good until the landscape somehow changed. He now finds himself in a tag team with Rusev, Ringside News reported.

Nakamura’s contract expired but it seems the Supernova will be re-signing with the WWE, Dave Meltzer said. While that bodes well for his fans, it will be interesting where this tag team partnership with Rusev is headed. And if one is to look at the way WWE storylines go, it is likely that both will eventually end up feuding and starting a rivalry at some point.

So the better question now is how this will go. Also, will he be a face or heel wrestler? These are questions that loom over the horizon although a falling out could happen.

Right now, there is no denying that both Nakamura and Rusev are after the WWE tag team titles. The Hardy Boyz are the current champions and things seem very crowded right now. There are the Usos, the New Day, The Bar and the tandem of Aleister Black and Ricochet.

Looking over that bunch, it seems unlikely that Nakamura and Rusev will get the chance to be tag team champions. Both may end up feuding at some point – meaning any title run for Swagsuke may take some time.

If not a direct feud, Nakamura and Rusev could end up splitting amicably if there is a roster shakeup happening. Moving to WWE Raw is a possibility where the Japanese wrestler could end up targeting other titles such as the Intercontinental title or even the WWE Universal title.

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Either way, Nakamura is staying. But as far as credible booking is concerned, only the WWE team knows what lies ahead for the 39-year-old star.