Who is the ‘King of Strong Style’, Shinsuke Nakamura?


On January 30th, Shinsuke Nakamura wrestled his last match in New Japan Pro Wrestling. In over a decade with the company, Shinsuke established himself as a megastar, setting a trend amongst fans and becoming one of the most charismatic and skilled athletes within the company, let alone the entire world.

He is set to star in WWE’s developmental program NXT, which has welcomed a plethora of talented wrestlers who have made a name for themselves in the indies and within various well-known promotions. Shinsuke’s first match will be against the face of NXT – Sami Zayn, at NXT’s next PPV event in Dallas.

The match will undoubtedly be one of the best performances of the night, but there’s a selection of fans that haven’t seen his unique look and unmistakable talent. He’s relatively unheard of, but here’s a rundown of why Shinsuke Nakamura, the King of Strong Style, is set to be your new favourite wrestler.


Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1980, Shinsuke started off his amateur wrestling career in high school and soon found his footing quickly. He was winning junior qualifying classes all over until he passed a newcomer audition for NJPW in 2001. Just one year later, he was inducted into the New Japan dojo and had his first match against Tadao Yasuda.

It was easy to see the appeal of Shinsuke even then, and New Japan had faith in his abilities by allowing him to become the youngest IWGP Heavyweight champion in history, beating Hiroyoshi Tenzan, only a year and four months after his initial debut. His combination of strength, speed and expertise made him a favourite amongst fans, and various matches against several MMA fighters cemented his place within the company.

After vacating the title after an unfortunate injury, Shinsuke later teamed up with Hiroshi Tanahashi, one of New Japan’s current and most popular wrestlers. They had a successful run together, which later ended up with them feuding. However, after disbanding Nakamura challenged a wrestling superstar to the ring; Brock Lesnar.

Shinsuke’s defeat to Lesnar was followed by his announcement that he was departing from New Japan to hone his skills. There were rumours about a brief stint in WWE but nothing came to pass, and before long Shinsuke returned to the company following an urgent need of talent. Lesnar had abruptly left, and the founder Antonio Inoki was reportedly forced out following a sharp decline in business, which was a result of his focus on MMA and foreign talent.

Nakamura and Tanahashi then took centre stage, and paved the way for NJPW. Both feuding for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Shinsuke failed to acquire the belt until two years later at Wrestle Kingdom II (the NJPW equivalent of Wrestlemania). A month later and despite a triumphant win against the great Kurt Angle, Shinsuke later dropped the championship to Keiji Muto – also known as The Great Muta.

One year later, and Shinsuke Nakamura had decided to form a stable called ‘CHAOS’ with one of the NJPW’s biggest jokers, Yano Toru (a wrestler so talented, he can sell his very own DVDs whilst putting on a match simultaneously). Their goal? To bring back ‘strong style’ into NJPW.


It was around this time when Shinsuke debuted his devastating finisher, the Boma-Ye. He cleaned house during the G1 Climax tournament 2008, crediting the move as the one which later fractured Tanahashi’s orbital bone. However, Shinsuke failed to the win the annual tournament, later redeeming himself in 2009 by winning the IWGP Heavyweight for a third time in his career.

With this new move-set behind him and his endless charisma, the King of Strong Style managed to defend the title for two years. However, he suddenly lost the title to Togi Makabe (a wrestler who takes his inspiration from Bruiser Brody) and was briefly sidelined with an injury. This lead to a chase for the title yet again, involving Tanahashi with some truly incredible matches.

If there was a spot to be filled in the company, Shinsuke would fill it. He would be paired up against wrestlers from different companies which NJPW had employed, and numerous different champions. Still, he hadn’t claimed a title until 2012, where he won the IWGP Intercontinental for the very first time. He defended the title for an extended period, against the likes of Kazuchika Okada (think Ric Flair, but 28 and not creepy), Karl Anderson and Shelton Benjamin.

A rematch with Shelton Benjamin resulted in a loss for the great Shinsuke, but he later reclaimed it and nominated none other than Tanahashi to wrestle in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 8. Unsurprisingly, as was the case with their back-and-forth feud, Tanahashi took the win.

Invasion Attack 2014 was a superb PPV for NJPW, which saw Bullet Club members The Young Bucks betray their leader, Prince Devitt (Finn Balor), and Shinsuke won the Intercontinental title from the clutches of Tanahashi. Again, their feud had been going for years, but their performances were entertaining nonetheless.

NJPW followed with a North American tour, which coincided with Ring of Honour for a joint PPV, titled War of the Worlds. Featuring the likes of A.J. Styles, Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger and Okada, War of the Worlds showcased one of ROH’s biggest stars Kevin Steen (Kevin Owens), in a match-up against Nakamura.

Some hardcore wrestling fans were more than aware of Shinsuke and his amazing capabilities, but it wasn’t until Jeff Jarrett pushed his partnership with NJPW to promote Wrestle Kingdom 9 to an American audience that people started to take notice. Utilising one of the greatest commentators of all time, Jim Ross and some other guy called Matt Striker, Jeff Jarrett helped push the identity of such fabulous wrestlers as Okada, Tanahashi and Shinsuke, to name a few on the stacked up card.

One of the matches on the PPV involved newcomer and fiery upstart Kota Ibushi, who had attacked and challenged Shinsuke to an Intercontinental title match. Sick of Nakamura’s prominent place in NJPW, Ibushi wanted to take his role and further the career of younger talent. Of course, Shinsuke was more than happy to oblige.

Unsurprisingly, it was a sure-fire hit amongst those who were new to the promotion. Declared match of the year by many, Shinsuke’s match with the young and talented Ibushi helped further their careers and cemented Ibushi as a wrestler to keep watching, as he was destined for greatness.

After losing the title to Hirooki Goto, Shinsuke took part in the 2015 G1 Climax and lost to – you guessed it – Tanahashi. Thankfully for Nakamura, he did regain the Intercontinental for the fifth time and was then confronted by the newer leader of the Bullet Club, the phenomenal A.J. Styles.

It was a match-up that fans had wanted to see for some time. Styles had rejuvenated himself in NJPW, by challenging Okada in his first match and later claiming himself as the leader of the Bullet Club. His match up with Shinsuke Nakamura was inevitable, but no one could’ve guessed what was to transgress after Wrestle Kingdom 10.

It was rumoured soon after across message boards, that A.J. Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, along with members of the Bullet Club, were to be picked up by the WWE. It almost seemed unfathomable. A.J. Styles made sense in the scheme of things, but WWE taking one of NJPW’s hottest talents just seemed too crazy to be true.


Surprisingly, it was. On January the 6th, during an interview with Tokyo Sports, Nakamura confirmed his departure from NJPW. It was shocking news that NJPW were to lose one of their most essential wrestlers. With a career in NJPW spanning over a decade, it seemed that Nakamura wanted to continue his path with the WWE. At the age of 36 though, it was understandable. He had accomplished multiple reigns within the company, and it was time to look elsewhere.

Thankfully, NXT is the perfect place for him. Japanese talent such as Kenta (Hideo Itami) and Kana (Asuka) have fared rather well so far, with Asuka doing tremendously. If handled just as well, we could very well see Nakamura facing off against fan favourites. As long as he doesn’t get injured, that is.

In his time in NJPW, he went from being a ‘Super Rookie’ to becoming the King of Strong Style. He was a trendsetter, who brought forth a unique style. He has a brutal move set in the squared circle, which rivals many. His Boma-Ye for example, is one of the most impactful and stiffest moves in the ring as well. His 2006 break allowed for him to bulk up and change his skillset for the better, introducing moves such as the ‘landslide’ to his repertoire.

It’s funny, because when viewers witness Shinsuke for the first time, they see a goofy looking wrestler, with a half-shaved head and legs clad in bright red leather. But then, he moves. He moves and then suddenly, he’s captivating and insanely appealing. When he revealed his look featuring the shaved head, it wasn’t long before NJPW fans started appearing at shows with the same hairdo as well. He is to say, a trendsetter in the world of wrestling, which is not something that has been seen for some time.

He has been dubbed as ‘Swagsuke’ by fans, and there’s no surprise to see why. Just watch any one of his entrances at Wrestle Kingdom, and you’ll bear witness to a wrestler who moves in a remarkable fashion. If anything, he’s become so popular with his unique look and strong style, that he’s even featured in Japanese music videos (and surprisingly Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’).

Throughout his tenure with NJPW, Shinsuke still managed to keep things fresh. He switched up his move set, changed his look and despite wrestling Tanahashi almost as much as Orton and Cena, he still managed to keep his matches exciting. That is a testament to his abilities.

He just knows how to tell storylines in the ring remarkably well, and his match at Wrestle Kingdom 9 with Ibushi exhibited that perfectly. You could tell that Ibushi was the young underdog trying to make an impact against the arrogant veteran, with their movements in the ring telling that story, as they continuously mocked each other and stole moves.

Daniel Bryan has shown interest in a match, but whether or not the WWE will ever clear him remains to be seen. Hopefully, he faces off against Finn Balor to begin with, pushing himself straight to the top of the NXT card. His charisma is infectious and NXT viewers will be enamoured with his appearance on the show. He’s had previous experience with Kevin Owens and Finn, so it makes sense that he faces off against the likes of those within his first few months, at least.

It was evident during his last appearance at NJPW that he valued by his friends in and out of the ring for all those years. His close friend Okada was in tears and the overwhelming response from fans left Shinsuke emotional. He is without a doubt, a one of a kind wrestler. Talent like this doesn’t come around all too often, and WWE will have to carefully plan his place within their company. Hopefully, if all goes to plan – we’ll even see him rematch against Brock Lesnar. We can only hope.

Here’s to Shinsuke Nakamura’s next chapter in his illustrious wrestling career. May he Boma-Ye his way through the roster and become recognised for his quirky personality and extraordinary talent in the ring. He oozes charisma and through injuries and a turbulent time in NJPW, he proved himself again and again. He is without a doubt, one of the best wrestlers on this planet. YEAOH!




For the past couple of weeks, ‘fired’ wrestler and general manager Brad Maddox has been stuck in a dark cave. Since leaving our screens back in May, Brad has been missed by the vast majority of the internet wrestling community. However, Maddox finally returned to the wrestling ring at a recent house show, in Macon, Georgia. He lost to Zack Ryder (which is actually a thing), before getting chopped by the cumbersome Khali.

Whilst it’s not necessarily the biggest comeback ever, it’s still nice to see Brad return to the WWE. He had a weird stint with the company after coming up from FCW, starting as a referee for the Hell in a Cell 2012 main event, starring Ryback and CM Punk. As Ryback was about to win against the straight edge champion, Maddox delivered a low blow to provide a win for Punk.

He officially turned heel, and later explained his reasons for doing so. Young Brad had always dreamt of being a WWE superstar, and becoming a referee was his way of getting into the company. He was offered a million dollar contract if he won against Ryback the following week, and after losing that match, Brad was involved in a storyline concerning his involvement with Paul Heyman.

Honestly, it was all a bit of a mess, and it didn’t get much better for Brad Maddox when he soon replaced Vickie Guerrero as the new general manager of Raw.

His tenure as general manager was a bumpy ride, which culminated in the Authority relieving him of his duties by the aid of Kane (a proven method when disposing of wrestlers). Since his departure in May, he’s been posting some sort of performance art in a wet cave, and he’s been participating in some news show with his adorable daughter, Ava.

So, why is his return to the WWE such an exciting prospect? Well, he’s Brad Maddox, for a start. His debut onto the main roster wasn’t the greatest, but his role as general manager had some stand-out moments, and it was clearly evident that he has charisma. He can go in the ring too, which can be witnessed earlier during in his time in OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) and FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling – which later became NXT).

During his time in FCW, Maddox faced Husky Harris (Bray Wyatt) and Bo Rotunda (Bo Dallas), and even challenged Seth Rollins after he was signed on to Summer Rae’s new ‘organisation’. Along with a selection of good matches, he had some highly entertaining segments with his very own reality show, which are certainly worth hunting down. They even feature Husky Harris before he decided to get all creepy on us.

His moveset includes a signature single knee facebreaker (essentially Jericho’s Codebreaker), and the Deal Breaker, a finishing move which is essentially an inverted stunner. It looks great and he pulls off this simple move effectively whilst making it look deadly.

Obviously he’s talented in the ring, and he also works with gimmicks rather well. He even adopted an unusual gimmick for his time at OVW; a cringe-worthy necrophiliac. His WWE gimmick didn’t necessarily stand-out, but it was fun nonetheless. He just played the egotistical fool, who was always looking over his shoulder for any danger. He still provided the laughs though, and his commentary is almost on par with CM Punk’s witty one-liners. For example, when he once corrected Regal on calling an Indian Death Lock move; “Erm, I think you mean – Native American – Death Lock!”

Need any more reasons to love Brad Maddox? Well, he even allowed Cena to pick his own opponent for Summerslam, and we all know how that ended. Maddox played a huge part in Daniel Bryan’s feud with the Authority, leading up to Wrestlemania 30’s memorable ending.

Seeing as he returned at a house show, it seems hopeful that Maddox will eventually return to Raw and Smackdown. Hell, even if he turns up on Main Event or NXT, it’ll be the best. The WWE need to utilise talent like Brad Maddox properly, but how could they possible go about doing it?

Either forcing Brad Maddox into an Authority angle as a face or heel could work wonders. Flesh out his character a little more, provide some more backstage segments and there we go. Having him face off against someone on the midcard could work wonders, if provided a proper feud. He’s over with many fans, and he has the potential.

It’s clear to see that Brad Maddox is a future WWE champion, and his countless backstage segments which can be found on WWE.com and their YouTube channel provide yet more evidence for his greatness. It’s always a delight to see someone ooze pure charisma, whilst being technically decent in the ring. Brad Maddox was so criminally underutilised during his first run, that it’s now absolutely necessary for us to see him flourish this time round. Just look at him, he’s the best looking man in the company right now.

Brace yourselves people, because if everything goes our way – we could be seeing a new era. The Maddox Era. I hope everyone’s ready for Maddoxmania.


REVIEW: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend


I have two main passions in my life; wrestling and comics. Sometimes, on a rare occasion, those two interests combine. In the past though, they haven’t always complimented each other very well. If you take a brief look back at the history of WWE’s comics, you’ll see a selection of cringe-worthy stories, featuring the likes of a future Kevin Nash battling post-apocalyptic mutants and the Warrior’s self-titled adventure which was completely unreadable.

Thankfully though, writer and artist Box Brown has abandoned some of the terrible WWE comic tropes for his most recent graphic novel; Andre the Giant: Life and Legend. Published by First Second, Life and Legend tells the story of the extraordinary life of Andre the Giant, a man that weighed over 500 pounds and who stood at seven and a half feet tall. His enormous physique provided him a unique life, one that pushed a young farmer into the life of pro-wrestling. Up until his untimely death in 1993, Andre the Giant had touched the hearts of many, both wrestlers and fans alike. He was featured as a heroic figure in wrestling in Japan and the WWE, and most people will also remember him for his role in The Princess Pride (anybody want a peanut?).


Upon reading Box Brown’s introduction, it’s clearly evident that the cartoonist has an extremely strong passion towards the strange world of pro-wrestling. He describes some key terms as best possible, and highlights that Andre the Giant is one of the most inspirational figures in the history of wrestling. He may have had his human complexities, but deep down, he represented all that was good about professional wrestling. He was a hero to many, and Box Brown showcases his remarkable story throughout this graphic novel.

Box Brown’s work is undeniably fluid, and there’s no fault with the stylistic choice that he employs. His previous work has included strips for Wired, Everything Dies and Bellen!, which all feature his quirky style, bearing a small resemblance to Chris Ware. If anything, Brown is the perfect artist to capture the great life of Andre the Giant. His large stature is recognised throughout the book, and wrestlers are identifiable. His cartoonish Hulk Hogan for example, is spot on.

Andre’s interesting life is captured brilliantly in Life and Legend, and it all flows rather nicely. There are some points when the momentum is shifted somewhat, but everything fits well into the frame of this biographical take on the Giant. Memorable events in his career are put through a great narrative structure, allowing readers who aren’t familiar with the wrestling world to follow the pace easily. When Brown gets to the legendary match between Andre and Hogan at Wrestlemania III, he captures the spirit of wrestling perfectly. It is wonderfully recreated from panel to panel, all with Brown’s pleasing visual style.


There’s a certain charm which is brought into this story, which is of course helped with Brown’s style. Even when Andre isn’t in the ring, it’s still a stimulating read. Humorous anecdotes of Andre’s ability to consume copious amounts of alcohol are featured in the book, along with his daily struggle of his crippling disability, acromegaly.

There are a number of myths that surround Andre’s legacy, but the book manages to capture the humanity of the Giant without taking any liberties. Whilst researching the life of Andre, Brown had to deal with a selection of stories which were told by wrestlers, stories that may have been embellished by their own feelings towards the legend. Life and Legend though, gives a fair portrayal of Andre, with a gratifying storytelling technique. It all seems grounded, despite Andre being such an unbelievable figure.

Looking at the stars of the WWE today, there are many athletes who have remarkable backgrounds and unique talents. John Cena for instance, has carried the WWE for the past decade. Love him or hate him, he has done some incredible things for the company and perhaps one day John Cena may warrant a poignant tale of his life, and the same applies with Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker, but Life and Legend shows readers that Andre the Giant was truly one of a kind. He was larger than life back in the 80s, and his legacy will be remembered for decades to come. He really was the eighth wonder of the world.


Life and Legend paints a perfect portrait of one of the greatest figures in the wrestling world, and wrestling fans will admire Box Brown’s commitment to telling a faithful and engaging story. Even those who have no real interest in wrestling should seek out the book, just for a biographical take on an astonishing legend that was loved by many. Brown brings Andre to life with his art, and it stands out as being an incredible indie comic in its own right.

So, if you find yourself as a wrestling fan, you have no excuse but to pick up this book. Even if you only admire comics – especially the ones that throw out the spandex – then go seek this out. Box Brown is making a great career out of comic books, and he’s set to provide more captivating tales for readers.

Prince Devitt – The Best Around

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You may have seen photos of Prince Devitt before, a wrestler who takes body art to the extreme. He has sported some incredible looks as of late, but Prince Devitt shouldn’t be recognised just for his Marvel-inspired body paints alone, as he’s currently one of the hottest talents in the world of wrestling today.

Born in Ireland, Prince Devitt (Fergal Devitt) was inspired by the likes of the legendary HBK at an early age. His passion for wrestling soon fired up as he got older, and it didn’t take long for Devitt to become involved in a wrestling promotion, as at the age of 18 he was already with the Kent-based promotion, NWA UK Hammerlock.

Two years later after his debut at Hammerlock in Kent, Devitt opened his own promotion based on the NWA back in Ireland, where he trained current WWE NXT Diva; Becky Lynch (Rebecca Knox), who was only 15 at the time.

Wrestling for the NWA brought him bigger opportunities, thanks to the NWA convention which was held in Nashville, USA. During the same time of the convention, Devitt was invited to the New Japan Inoki Dojo, to test out his talents for the period of 3-5 months.

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His successful stint at the Dojo in LA provided him a much bigger break; to wrestle with New Japan Pro Wrestling, an offer which was not to be sniffed at. For those not familiar with NJPW, some of their foreign alumni include the likes of Kurt Angle, the American Dragon (Daniel Bryan), Bret/Owen Hart, Jeff Hardy and Chris Benoit. Their current champion is former TNA wrestler, A.J. Styles.

Devitt signed a contract with NJPW in March 2006, but his name was changed to Prince Devitt, due to the Japanese reportedly having difficulties with pronouncing his first name. For a brief period of time, he also wrestled under the name of Kid Pegasus II, which provided comparisons to the original Pegasus Kid; the great Chris Benoit.

He started to amaze Japanese audiences with his high-flying move set, and it appeared that he was getting some traction through his new career in Japan. He worked under one of the biggest heel stables in the company – the Control Terrorism Unit – which was led by one of NJPW’s most notable wrestlers, Jushin Liger, a former WCW champion who had wrestled with some of the best athletes in the industry.

It was a huge step up for Devitt already, who was given big opportunities from the get-go. However, he suffered a leg injury in 2007 which put him out of action for a number of months, which almost stifled his run. Nonetheless, this small setback didn’t slow him down tremendously, as he soon returned with a new tag team partner, Minoru Tanaka.

Tanaka and Devitt eventually won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in 2008, which was Devitt’s first major title role with NJPW. He did lose it one month later to AKIRA and Jushin Liger, but he later regained the title for a three month stint. His perseverance with Tanaka solidified his importance in NJPW too, which provided him with a year’s extension on his contract.

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Whilst his tag team was relatively successful, Devitt really saw his true success and impact on NJPW with Apollo 55, a new tag team consisting of Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi. They turned out to be one of the most accomplished tag teams in the history of NJPW, as they held the championship for a record four times, and during their second reign they defended it for a record-breaking seven times.

Devitt and Taguchi were a decent tag team, and they also tried their best at accomplishing singles championships, with Devitt successfully winning the Juniors Heavyweight Championship three times. They had a great run for around 4 years, impressing audiences with their in-ring performance, but it all came to an end during NJPW’s PPV, Invasion Attack.

Devitt and Taguchi lost to the ‘Time Splitters’, which resulted in a major storyline development for the tag team. Devitt immediately turned on his tag team partner of 4 years, and allied himself with Bad Luck Fale, later dubbing himself the ‘Real Rock ‘n’ Rolla’. It was an impressive turn for Devitt, and it proved that he could work the cocky rockstar persona relatively well.

It was also pivotal moment in Devitt’s career, and it brought in the eventual birth of the Bullet Club, a stable featuring the likes of Devitt, Bad Luck Fale, Tame Tonga, Karl Anderson, the Young Bucks and Doc Gallows. Bullet Club were an effectual stable, and they partook in outside interference, often using excessive violence. That sort of stable wasn’t very common in Japanese wrestling, but it worked. It alleviated Devitt’s status, advancing him to the heavyweight championship picture, and it allowed the Young Bucks to win the tag team titles.

They had made a decent impression on NJPW under Devitt’s tutelage, but there was big change on the horizon for the Prince. His former tag team partner, Taguchi, returned after a seven month hiatus, challenging Prince Devitt in a grudge match on the Invasion Attack PPV. Whilst the stipulation, ‘loser goes home’ wasn’t necessarily made official for the match, Taguchi still proposed the challenge beforehand, and that appeared to be the case when the PPV aired.

Their grudge match was rather decent, and it allowed for some entertaining spots. The Young Bucks began to interfere with Devitt’s match – much to his disapproval – and it resulted in them eventually turning against him. Devitt returned their betrayal by diving into them both from over the top rope, before literally throwing them into the crowd.

After a gruelling set of moves from both contenders, Taguchi eventually took the win. They shook hands, ending their rivalry, and Devitt made his way out of the ring. In the space of almost eight years, Devitt certainly left his impression on the fans, as they chanted his name during his final match.

The following day, NJPW announced Prince Devitt’s resignation. A.J. Styles replaced Devitt’s role in Bullet Club rather swiftly, and questions arose of Devitt’s future with wrestling. Was he going to TNA, ROH or the WWE? Or was this it for the wrestler?

Plenty of news sites suggested that Triple H has picked up Devitt for NXT, but there has yet to be any confirmation from the company. Some fans have even suggested he’s already contracted with WWE, just on the basis that he follows a few WWE wrestlers on Twitter (some wrestling fans seem to jump to conclusions too easily). Thing is, where would he fit within the WWE universe, and would there even be any need for him to be in TNA?

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It would make an interesting turn of events, to see Devitt swap places with A.J. Styles, but seeing Devitt in TNA just doesn’t seem right. He might not fit the mould, and it might not be what he’s truly after. Devitt grew up watching his favourites on WWE and he has commented on working there. Plus, there’s no secret that TNA aren’t in the safest position ever in their 12-year history, and since October there have been a small number of people who have left the company.

Devitt is hopefully aware that his time is now, but he is already 32 years of age. If anything, WWE should have already signed him on, and with Triple H seeing over talent relations and development in the WWE, there wouldn’t be any surprise if he were to turn up at a particular NXT PPV later on this month. Triple H has been doing a phenomenal job as of late with talent, so it could always happen. Hell, there are rumours that William Regal has suggested that the WWE hire him.

Hopefully Devitt will get called up, and he’ll fill a decent role within the company. He could be a strong contender for the NXT championship, especially if Adrian Neville still retains it. Both are extremely entertaining in the ring, both displaying high-risk manoeuvres with striking pay-offs.  They have worked together in the ring before, and they’ve obviously got chemistry:

They could either feud, or start off as an extraordinary tag team for the WWE. Even if he pairs up with Sheamus only to eventually turn, plenty of fans would be happy. Devitt’s appeal is that he plays characters well (especially cocky ones), and his in-ring abilities stand amongst being the best in wrestling.

Whilst in NJPW he played the rockstar almost effortlessly, and he even donned a sparkly jacket, similar to Jericho’s gaudy light show affair. His promos have shown clear charisma, and he undeniably has the look which most wrestling companies desire.

Prince Devitt is one of the most exciting prospects in wrestling today. He came from Dublin, toured across Europe and made an impact in Japan. He has proved to a lot of people already that he has amazing aptitude. His body paints have caught the attention of many so far, and hopefully he’ll retain his various ‘works’ for whatever promotion he stars in next.

However, it should be addressed that that’s not the only reason to follow him. Without a doubt, Prince Devitt is here to make one hell of an impact in the wrestling world. Wherever he goes, there’s sure to be fans ready to support this incredibly talented athlete.

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Where do you think Prince Devitt will go, and how could he be used in the future?

All responses welcome, thanks for reading!