Why Shinsuke Nakamura hasn’t been competing on WWE television

Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura has not competed in a match since he teamed up with Rick Boogs at the December 18th WWE live event in Rockford, IL. Nakamura’s last singles match was against Damian Priest at the 2022 Survivor Series PPV event.

While speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, Boogs addressed Nakamura’s status…

“We’ve only had a couple of tag matches together and he suffered a hand injury that has kept him out for close to two months now, it seems like. So I’m looking forward to him being healthy and cleared so we can kick some tail.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)