Shinsuke Nakamura turns heel during the August 7th 2023 edition of WWE RAW

In the main event of WWE RAW on August 7th 2023, Shinsuke Nakamura teamed up with world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes to defeat The Judgment Day. After the match, Nakamura attacked Rollins with a kinshasa and left the ring.

Nakamura defeated Bronson Reed earlier in the show to end their feud. After the match with Reed, Nakamura cut a promo about how he was tired of people getting in his way and he was going to start carving his own path.