WWE Rumors: Shinsuke Nakamura Winning WWE Title Despite Backstage Heat?

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Aug. 10 2017, Updated 7:33 a.m. ET

Shinsuke Nakamura is set to challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam after earning the opportunity last week on SmackDown Live. Nakamura defeated John Cena to become No. 1 contender, but there is reportedly some backstage heat on him. The latest rumors suggest that Nakamura is still on his way to becoming WWE champion despite some heat from Vince McMahon.

As recapped by WWE.com, Nakamura pinned Cena last week on SmackDown Live to earn his WWE title shot at SummerSlam against Mahal. It was a clean win for “The King of Strong Style,” but there was a scary moment during the match. Nakamura dropped Cena on his neck and head when he executed an Exploder Suplex.

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John Cena, who already has a surgically repaired neck, appeared to be okay after the match. Shinsuke Nakamura can be seen saying sorry to Cena after the match with the 16-time WWE champion nodding that he is okay and telling Shinsuke that he should not feel sorry.

According to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, WWE chairman Vince McMahon was reportedly furious with Shinsuke Nakamura after the match. McMahon was very worried about Cena, who has been the face of the WWE for the past decade. The WWE chairman was just looking out for one of his greatest superstars ever.

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