Shinsuke Nakamura attacked Rusev before their match began
United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev were scheduled to face off for the first time ever in non-title competition on SmackDown LIVE. Nakamura, though, suddenly attacked The Bulgarian Brute before the match began. WWE’s Rockstar was unrelenting, putting The Super Athlete down with a barrage of strikes and keeping him there by laying him out with two brutal Kinshasas.
Does Nakamura’s unprovoked assault speak volumes about The Artist’s concern of eventually facing Rusev?