Many professional wrestlers grew up watching all of the major WWE events, whether it's the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania.
Well, it turns out that the winner of this year's Royal Rumble, Shinsuke Nakamura, had never watched an actual Royal Rumble before taking part of this year's event, according to ESPN.
"This was my first time being in a match with these kinds of rules," Nakamura said. "I've never watched a Royal Rumble match. This was my first time. I wanted to enjoy it for the first time being in it."
Here are some highlights from Nakamura's Royal Rumble win.
Nakamura just made his WWE main roster debut with SmackDown in April of 2017 and he's already gotten the biggest win of his career after defeating Roman Reigns to become the Royal Rumble champion. He will now get a chance to defeat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34.
After winning the Royal Rumble, Nakamura made it clear that he wants to give the fans what they want, which is for him to face off against Styles.
"One of the reasons to come to the WWE was to wrestle at WrestleMania, but to main-event WrestleMania? Wow! I live for this. I have experience wrestling Brock (Lesnar) and AJ, but I really think the people and the audience around the world want to see AJ and me. That's the match everyone wants to see."
This past Tuesday night on SmackDown, Nakamura actually teamed up with Styles in order to face off against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in the main event of the night.
Nakamura opened the show, but was interrupted by both Zayn and Owens. Styles then came out in support of Nakamura.
Zayn and Owens were not looking to face off against Styles and Nakamura as they said "nope" to going up against them. But unfortunately for them, SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan came out and announced that they would be facing one another in a tag-team match.
Nakamura ended up pinning Owens for the win. You can watch the entire match below.
It's really amazing how quickly Nakamura has risen within the WWE ranks after making his NXT Wrestling debut in January of 2016. He made the move over to the United States after spending time with New Japan Wrestling since 2002.
Nakamura is only 37 years old and it would be hard to imagine that his best wrestling isn't ahead of him and that WWE has some huge plans for him.
Comment below and tell us whether you think Nakamura will face Styles at WrestleMania. And if he does, who do you think will win?
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