Pen to paper. There have been a lot of names leaving WWE in recent months and it has really changed the way the company’s roster looks. Some of these have been WWE’s decisions, but others have left WWE on their own. It would make sense for WWE to want to keep them around, and in the case of a fairly bit star that is exactly what they have done again.

According to the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, Shinsuke Nakamura has signed a new contract with WWE. It is not clear when the deal was signed or how long it will last, but Nakamura is said to be happy in WWE. Nakamura defeated Apollo Crews last week to become the Intercontinental Champion for the second time. He has also been paired with Rick Boogs as his official guitar player.

Nakamura has done quite a few things in WWE. Check out his time in the company so far:

King Nakamura captures the Intercontinental Title from Apollo Crews: SmackDown, Aug. 13, 2021

Shinsuke Nakamura’s greatest moments: WWE Top 10, Jan. 24, 2021

FULL MATCH - John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: SmackDown LIVE, August 1, 2017

Opinion: This is one of those moves that should not surprise you but it almost feels like a win for WWE at the moment. Despite so many other wrestlers heading for AEW and elsewhere, there are going to be a lot of wrestlers who want to stick around, or come to, WWE. The company certainly has some perks of its own, and I’m sure several wrestlers are perfectly happy with what they are getting to do there.

What do you think of Nakamura? How long will he be Intercontinental Champion? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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