One of the most famous wrestlers to come out of New Japan Pro Wrestling, NJPW is interested in bringing back Shinsuke Nakamura when his deal expires with WWE in a few months.
Dave Meltzer recently noted on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Namakura's three-year WWE deal is set to expire this year and while he's the current United States Champion, he's not necessarily seen the success in WWE many might have expected. As such, there is some speculation Nakamura leaving might be a real concern, especially when you consider the expansion New Japan is currently undertaking and the money they may be willing to throw Nakamura's way.
Meltzer stated that he wouldn’t be shocked if Nakamura went back to NJPW. But, he also noted Nakamura lives in Florida with his family now, WWE has finally put a title around his waist and with the new influx of money WWE has made with their new television rights deals, won't let Nakamura simply walk away without a fight.
NJPW wanting Nakamura back makes sense. They are looking to make a bigger mark in North America where Nakamura is now a star, he was a top talent for NJPW during his run, a former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion and five-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion and the promotion can potentially offer Nakamura a chance to wrestle the style that made him famous.
Meltzer also noted that AJ Styles signed a similar three-year deal and that NJPW might be interested in pitching on offer to Styles as well. He and Nakamura offered some incredible matches against each other in Japan. That said, Styles is considered much less likely to leave WWE than Nakamura is.
It will be interesting to see if the timing of Nakamura's contract is just right. With two companies that will likely want him and both willing to spend money to employ him, he could make out quite well financially.