Shinsuke Nakamura was defeated by Bobby Roode in his quest to regain NXT championship gold at the TakeOver: Orlando event last night (April 1, 2017) at the Amway Center. After Roode had exited with his brand spankin’ new title belt, and after the show went off the air on WWE Network, Nakamura received a loud standing ovation from the fans in attendance:
There have been reports and rumors for some time now that Nakamura could be headed for a main roster call up, possibly as soon as Monday night on Raw. That he lost here will only fuel speculation that that’s exactly what is coming.
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