This WWE Main Roster Star Is Scheduled For More NXT Appearances

Which recent returnee liked the brand so much that they've decided to stick around?

Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura's return on Tuesday's edition of WWE NXT was apparently not just a one-off.

This is according to PWInsider, who confirmed that he'll be making additional appearances for the brand following his short and easy victory over Channing 'Stacks' Lorenzo on the Halloween Havoc go-home edition of the show.

Nakamura was chosen as Tony D'Angelo's secret opponent for his stablemate. 'The King Of Strong Style' hadn't wrestled on a main roster television show since August 28th, when he defeated fellow recent returnee Happy Corbin, and hadn't wrestled for the former black-and-gold brand since losing his last shot at the NXT Championship in TakeOver: Orlando in 2017.


Nakamura was one of several Raw and SmackDown regulars that appeared on the show, with The Good Brothers unit of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson teaming up with Cameron Grimes to defeat The Schism, Kevin Owens moderating a KO Show special featuring the NXT Championship contenders, Rhea Ripley and Raquel Gonzalez taking on Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade respectively, and Sonya Deville linking back up with her Fire & Desire partner Mandy Rose as part of her ongoing dispute with Alba Fyre.


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