Nakamura was the star of New Japan Pro Wrestling and has been signed with WWE since January 2016, although he had not made his full debut on the main televised shows until his appearance on Smackdown on Tuesday night.
Nakamura became third name to debut on the main roster following WrestleMania but he is hands down the most popular.
Arriving just seconds after The Miz announced that John Cena and Nikki Bella were leaving for a long time, it appears as though management will lean heavily on Nakamura to help carry the load on SmackDown Live, just as he did NXT over the last 12 months.
Nakamura's debut on Smackdown Live however came in quite a unusual manner as fans still treated to an incredible entrance from the King of Strong Style.
All Nakamura did on TV was make his entrance, which might be the most theatrical in WWE, but he wrestled Dolph Ziggler in a dark match after "SmackDown Live" went off the air.
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It may not have been received well with many short matches taking him all of the way to one of the main events at WrestleMania . Reflecting upon his comeback in October, the former Universal Champion explained that his focus is now 100% on his family.
Only the eagle eyed however would spot Miz and Maryse not only leave the ring, but also leave the arena during his entrance.
Then a violinist appeared and the crowd erupted.
The episode of "SmackDown Live" after WrestleMania 33 didn't receive as much hype as "Monday Night Raw", but the show delivered in a similar fashion. The former two time NXT Champion was every fan's first prediction when it came to post-mania call-ups from the developmental brand, and it was everything that any fan could want.
Nakamura didn't say a single word, but he didn't have to - the reaction of the crowd said it all.
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