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    Posted: 13/November/2017 at 11:33
Quote During a WWE SmackDown! brand live event in Florence, Italy on Sunday, fans attendance began chanting β€œWrestleMania” during a triple threat match featuring AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. At one point during the match, Styles put his WWE title in the ring between the two of them. Following the match, AJ Styles grabbed a microphone and said that a match featuring him and Nakamura would be β€œToo Sweet!”.
 
Not going to go down as classic mic work between them, but the match will more than deliver.
 
The plan looks in place with what went down and it makes sense to away from cameras have them against eachother regularly in the build up.
 
That way they get used to working with eachother and it stays fresh because we don't see any of it on TV.
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Not going to go down as classic mic work between them, but the match will more than deliver.
 
The plan looks in place with what went down and it makes sense to away from cameras have them against eachother regularly in the build up.
 
That way they get used to working with eachother and it stays fresh because we don't see any of it on TV.

Part of the magic of wrestlemania is the build up though for me and i cant see anyway that these 2 deliver on that aspect.

As you stated adders, the match would be incredible, any match with AJ Styles name attached to it these days is generally off the charts good.

Nakamura has struggled - mainly because they have tried to force him to cut regular promos, but also because the feud with Jinder was one of the worst in wrestling history, however, having him fight his way back to the main title picture before finally winning the title at Mania would be a good way of building him back up.

He's always popular with the crowd and that match at mania could be one of the best weve seen in years if they are given the right amount of time 
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Quote AJ Styles, Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, & Jinder Mahal: The Singh Brothers do Jinder's introduction and are at ringside in his corner. Randy Orton starts this one off and Jinder and he knocks the other heels off the apron too. This one quickly becomes a ringside brawl as all four men spill outside and fight on the floor. Orton slams Jinder onto the announce table then throws him back in the ring. Orton goes for the early RKO, but Jinder escapes. Orton drops him, then Nakamura and Zayn come in. Nakamura backs Zayn up to the ropes and rips some of his chest hair out. Zayn charges but Nakamura drops him, then tags in AJ. AJ beats on Zayn, then quickly tags in Orton who picks up Zayn and drops him across the top rope. Jinder tags in and starts putting the boots to Orton. Jinder drops Orton with an elbow to the face. Owens tags in now and continues to stomp on Orton. AJ comes in and he has some trouble against the combination of Zayn, Owens, and Jinder, as they trade frequent tags and wear down the WWE Champion. Jinder hits a series of knee drops on Styles chokes him. Nakamura and Zayn come in now and Nakamura tees off with kicks. He follows up with some knee drops on Zayn, then hits the good vibrations in the corner. He sets up Zayn in the corner and hits a running knee strike for a two count. Nakamura misses one kick, but connects with the second one and gets another two count on Zayn. Zayn escapes a suplex attempt and hits a cheap shot, but Nakamura comes back with an armbar attempt. Owens runs in and hits a senton on Nakamura to break it up. Orton throws Owens outside, then Jinder runs in and hits a DDt on Orton. AJ runs in and hits a Pele kick on Jinder, then AJ hits a suicide dive on Owens outside. The Singh Brothers get on the apron which appears to lead to a cheap shot on NAkamura. The ref kicks the Singh Brothers out ,but they don't leave. Orton hits an RKO on Jinder, then he hits a draping double DDT on both Singh Brothers. AJ comes flying off the top rope with a Phenomenal Forearm on Owens, then Nakamura hits the Kinshasa on Zayn for the three count.

Winners: AJ Styles, Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura

- Styles, Orton and Nakamura celebrate their win in the ring and stare down the heels laying at ringside.

Nakamura as the E novice of the team picking up the win last night could be the unofficial start of these two facing eachother at Wrestlemania.
 
Keep them away from the tag team picture, but have them regularly team together and win to build up a strong partnership.
 
The match would be fantastic. The only downside out of them fueding is still that neither should be a heel and I aren't sure how well received it would be by fans if they are chose to pick a side between two favourites, having a title fued based on sportsmanship and mutural appreciation, no hatred or bad blood.
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a decent face v face feud would be a great way to end Mania, even though they obviously wouldn't be the last match of the night.

there are certain situations where there is no need for anyone to turn to add drama to the match, and this would be one of them.
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Theres no doubt it would be an excellent match but alot of the excitement would not be coming from WWE show regulars / standard fans - its from all of us lot on forums and the like

For it to connect fully with the audience i think there needs to be the Face v Heel as often fans dont know who to cheer for and the atmosphere is lost - which is a shame because the crowd reactions certainly add to the match quality

Would be interesting to see a darker / heelish nakamura 
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They could easily build in the same way that they went into Wrestlemania 12 - with both Michaels and Hart as faces and with both showing a mutual respect strained by maddening coincidence. 

They love each other but things just keep happening outside of their control...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc4iC-taowA

Awkward speaking country boy vs someone who struggles with English as a second language. The promos are going to be wonderful LOL

Two of the most popular guys in the whole company, so it would be a shame to have to turn one heel to make more of an emotional investment in the fued.

I suspect both will blur the lines and be in the grey area, with fans expecting one of them to turn and then the other, but it ending up neither doing so.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/January/2018 at 18:34
They need to go the NXT route with Nakamura in this build up. Don't let him speak..let it be about who is the best and leave it at that.

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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

They need to go the NXT route with Nakamura in this build up. Don't let him speak..let it be about who is the best and leave it at that.

Exactly.

This is a good call with them both being babyface. WrestleMania NEEDS to have a match (for once) where the fans are legitimately invested in seeing both guys win and getting the dueling chants. In this case chants of "AJ Styles!" "Nakamura!" both trying to drown the other out. It's a healthy environment for fans and their outlook on the show. When fans boo these days it's almost always a bad thing. Even when a heel does something really douchey in order to get a boo the boos usually don't last long and end up turning into chants of "Asshole!" or some such thing. Boos these days are bad sign in wrestling.
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Yeah an NXT style build is the way to go here, promo work can be kept minimal and in the case of Nakamura non-existent.

Build the match as a competitive wrestling match between two top athletes rather than the traditional face/heel stuff.
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