Shinsuke Nakamura keeps up with his martial arts training while continuing to be a WWE Superstar.
The King of Strong Style had a 3-1-1 career in mixed martial arts before he rose to superstardom in the world of professional wrestling. He hasn’t competed inside the octagon since 2004.
The Daniel Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in Orange County recently published a photo on their Instagram account that revealed former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura recently held a class. The class included former NXT Champion Killer Kross, former Ring of Honor Women’s World Champion Sumie Sakai, and All Elite Wrestling star Emi Sakura. The caption said:
“Nice class ran by @shinsukenakamura we NEVER STOP @danielgraciebjj #danielgracieteam #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsulife #jiujitsuparatodos #jiujitsu4life #jiujiteiros #jiujitsusavedmylife #jiujitsufamily #jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsuforlife #graciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #bjj #bjjfamily #bjjforlife #bjj4life #bjjforeveryone #bjj4ever #lakeivanhoe #downtownorlando #florida #fodacy #fodacymindset #deusnocomando,” Daniel Gracie of Orange County posted on Instagram.
Another recent picture posted on their Instagram included Shinsuke Nakamura and former Ring of Honor star Marty Scurll in a class together. You can check out that image here.
Will Shinsuke Nakamura get an Intercontinental title shot against Gunther at SummerSlam?
Will Triple H break the streak of premium live events where the WWE Intercontinental Championship hasn’t been defended?
The last time the title was on the line at a premium live event was at WrestleMania 37, when Apollo Crews defeated Big E to win the gold.
In recent weeks, Shinsuke Nakamura has been on a mission to challenge Gunther for the championship in hopes of winning it for the third time. Will he finally get his shot at SummerSlam? We’ll find out soon enough.
What do you think about Nakamura still training in mixed martial arts? Do you think he’ll get a title shot against Gunther at SummerSlam on Saturday? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.
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