This past weekend a fan posted a picture of AJ Styles being helped to the back after a live event. It is now confirmed that AJ Styles is definitely dealing with an injury that might put his WrestleMania match with Shinsuke Nakamura at risk. WrestleMania is around the corner and if AJ Styles cannot compete on the grandest stage of them all, a backup plan is definitely needed. Luckily I have 4 matches WWE can use to replace AJ vs Shinsuke just in case.
Triple Threat Match- Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens
Aren’t we all tired of the Shane storyline with Zayn and Owens? It’s pretty played out and it’s time to move on from it. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are poetry in motion in the ring against each other and both have shown a lot of interest in the WWE championship. WWE loves a triple threat match and adding these 2 in a match with Nakamura would be an instant classic.
Championship Scramble- Shinsuke Nakamura vs Dolph Ziggler vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs Chad Gable/ Shelton Benjamin
The championship scramble is a match that a lot of fans want to see back and why not on the grandest stage of them all. WWE loves strength in numbers matches and championship scramble is definitely a fun match to watch. If WWE has no other direction with a backup plan, putting all these guys in the ring with Championship scramble rules. Oh yea I through Gable or Shelton in their as wildcards because I think we all need a break from Baron Corbin in the spotlight.
Interpromotional match- Shinsuke Nakamura vs Finn Balor
Finn Balor is already in a match at WrestleMania but the guy is on a role and deserves a spot for a world title (sorry Seth it’s nothing personal just history). WWE really doesn’t do a lot of interpromotional but this is a match worthy of WrestleMania. Shinsuke and Finn have only wrestled one time since stepping in the WWE and it was in NXT. The match was definitely a classic and I believe fans would love to see that match again. Should the title be on the line? Yes!!! WWE is already planning a superstar shake up after Mania so if Finn was to win that match he would just go over to Smackdown Live. Just imagine The Demon King vs the king of strong style.
*Shinsuke Nakamura vs Daniel Bryan
Ahhh this match is definitely a long shot but Daniel Bryan still has hopes of returning to action at WrestleMania. This is definitely a match worthy of WrestleMania. Fans have been hoping and praying for Daniel Bryan’s return and WWE is willing to work with him to an extent. Daniel wants the full thing, in ring bumps and all. Just imagine Daniel Bryan being cleared to return to action and AJ Styles confirms he can’t wrestle at Mania. Just imagine the electricity in the air of Daniel Bryan challenging Shinsuke to a match a Mania for a vacant World title…. YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!
I still hope to see AJ vs Shinsuke at WrestleMania because they will steal the show and put on a 6 star match but if we can’t then one of these matches would make a good replacement. Who would you want to see face Shinsuke Nakamura if AJ styles can’t compete