It doesn’t look like Shinsuke Nakamura’s underwhelming in-ring debut has hurt his push at all, as a recent poll is indicating that fans are expecting him to make his way to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at some point in the near future.

Following Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship win at Backlash, WWE put up a poll asking fans who they think will win their first WWE Title next. You can take a look at the choices, and the results below.

  • Aiden English (1%)
  • James Ellsworth (4%)
  • Baron Corbin (16%)
  • Erick Rowan (0%)
  • Luke Harper (3%)
  • Mojo Rawley (2%)
  • Rusev (12%)
  • Sami Zayn (15%)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura (45%)
  • Tye Dillinger (2%)

As you can see, the list only features SmackDown Live superstars. You can also see that Shinsuke Nakamura had, by far, the most votes from the fans. So, his performance against Dolph Ziggler didn’t have a negative impact on his push.

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