What Will Shinsuke Nakamura’s Name In WWE Be?

Shinsuke Nakamura

Every year at WrestleMania and Axxess, the official WWE program for the event is one of the top sellers of the weekend. It features the complete, current roster, with large photos of each WWE and NXT Superstar and is an item for people to get autographs on at Axxess.

Since Shinsuke Nakamura is making his debut at NXT TakeOver: Dallas on Friday night and has already been announced as an Axxess guest, it makes sense that he might pop up in this year’s program. The Axxess store in Dallas opened up on Thursday morning and sure enough, Nakamura is in there, listed under what would appear to be his official WWE name.

It’s a move that makes sense for WWE, as it provides and easily-trademarked name while allowing them to keep Shinsuke’s entire gimmick intact. It makes sense for Nakamura as well, since he would be free to move back to being ‘Shinsuke Nakamura’ should his time in WWE ever come to an end.

It should be noted, however, that his profile on WWE.com has him listed as Shinsuke Nakamura.