WWE announces John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for next week
WWE has announced a big number one contender’s match for next week.
John Cena will face Shinsuke Nakamura on next Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown, with the winner going on to challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. Daniel Bryan made the match on tonight’s show after Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin and Cena interrupted Mahal while he was demanding a new opponent.
This will be the first time that Cena and Nakamura have ever wrestled each other. They previously teamed together in a dark match against Corbin & Rusev earlier this month.
If Nakamura wins, it will be the first time that he’s challenged for the WWE title since being called up to the main roster in April. Cena would be going for his 17th World title reign, which would break what WWE recognizes Ric Flair’s record to be.
Cena vs. Nakamura is the second big match already announced for WWE TV next week. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman in a triple threat match is also advertised for Raw on Monday.