Well at least one is safe. One of the biggest stories of the wrestling year has been the rise of AEW, which has gone from a company on paper to a group with quite the roster. Several names have shown interest in making the jump from WWE to the upstart promotion, leaving fans wondering who will be sticking around and who might be leaving. Now we seem to know one big name who is sticking around.

When asked about the contract status of Shinsuke Nakamura on Twitter, Dave Meltzer said that Nakamura would be staying around in WWE. Nakamura’s contract expired back in January, meaning that the new deal has likely already been signed. Over the last several months, Nakamura had been rumored to be leaving the company and possibly going back to New Japan when his WWE deal expired.

It worked well for him the first time. Check out Nakamura’s main roster debut from about two years ago:

Two-time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura debuts on SmackDown LIVE: SmackDown LIVE, April 4, 2017

Two-time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura debuts on SmackDown LIVE: SmackDown LIVE, April 4, 2017

Opinion: I know Nakamura hasn’t been having the greatest success in WWE but at the same time he’s someone who can fill in a role on the roster for as long as he wants to. If the money is worth it to him then there’s nothing to be lost by sticking around in WWE. Maybe he just likes it over here and after all of his success in New Japan, there isn’t much for him to do over there at the moment.

Do you want Nakamura to stay in WWE? What should he do next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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