Predicting WWE's WrestleMania 34 Card (One Year Out)

10. AJ Styles Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

New Japan Pro Wrestling

It may come as a surprise to those who follow the entire wrestling world closely, but there are still those more casual fans who only watch WWE programming exclusively. This means that even the most raved-about matches online are of no consequence to these people, and that instantly makes them ripe for use in WWE.

Right before AJ Styles landed in WWE as part of the 2016 Royal Rumble, the world-travelled star was producing magic with another who would soon follow him back to North America.

At NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 10 on 4 January 2016, Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura put on a 25-minute stunner that would be right at home on the WrestleMania stage; it's only a matter of time before Nakamura hits the WWE main roster anyway, and this would be an ideal use of his talent come next spring.

Imagine what AJ and Shinsuke could achieve under the bright lights of 'Mania, especially when you take into account that everything they chose to do during the match would be considered fresh to a new audience.

Make it happen, WWE, and you'll have a sleeper hit on your hands.


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