Vince McMahon didn’t see SmackDown star as a “high man,” claims WWE Corridor of Famer

In keeping with WWE Legend Street Dogg, Vince McMahon was not totally offered on the star energy of the Japanese wrestling sensation Shinsuke Nakamura.

Shinsuke was arguably pushed to the moon after debuting on the WWE important roster in 2017, from beating John Cena in the summertime to profitable the Royal Rumble match in January 2018 after which going through AJ Kinds at WrestleMania 34 for the WWE title.

Nevertheless, Street Dogg, who was a author on SmackDown on the time, claimed on the Oh…You Did not Know podcast that Vince didn’t see Nakamura as a high man for WWE.

“Look I believe he [Vince McMahon] gave Nakamura alternative after alternative. I believe Vince sees that you just don’t need to see Nakamura carry out too many occasions earlier than you see what everyone else sees. I don’t suppose he [Vince] was blind to that or denied him of that, and I believe he gave him a bunch of alternatives.”

He added:

“Now look I believe the argument might be made that, ‘Can he, might he be a high man?’ I believe the language barrier might need gotten in the way in which. I believe now, what are we, 5 years forward of that? And look, the world’s modified. I believe he might completely be the champion.” (H/T Wrestling Inc)


Shinsuke Nakamura made his return to WWE final Friday on SmackDown, the place he defeated Madcap Moss in his first televised match since November 11, 2022.

Is Vince McMahon again in WWE inventive?

Following the latest reported merger between WWE and the UFC, a transfer that noticed the 77-year-old entrance and middle on all its dealings, many now consider that McMahon is now again engaged on the inventive facet of issues as soon as once more.

Regardless of his son-in-law Triple H taking on the inventive reigns in July final yr, the Wrestling Observer E-newsletter not too long ago reported that phrases utilized in a latest episode of RAW had been modified to go well with Vince McMahon’s preferences.

“We do know of some minor issues on the present, together with promo wordings, that had been modified this week so the affect is there.” (H/T Ringside Information)

It may be argued that since Triple H took over the majority of the inventive duties in WWE, the general high quality of each RAW and SmackDown has considerably improved.

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