WWE Superstar AJ Styles was interviewed on the latest episode of The Bump. Among other things, ‘The Phenomenal One’ praised the quality of Shinsuke Nakamura and stated that he is a fighter capable of winning the WWE Universal Championship in the not too distant future. Here are the most prominent statements.

Shinsuke Nakamura a future champion

Shinsuke Nakamura is capable of doing what it takes to be a Universal Champion. I know him. I know him well. This kid is capable of chasing the belt and there is no doubt that he means business.

He is not just a boy that they have brought from Japan. He is much more than this. He is Shinsuke Nakamura. He’s amazing and he’s performed at an incredible level everywhere he’s been. That said he is more than capable of becoming a Universal Champion.

Shinsuke Nakamura shone on SmackDown

Shinsuke Nakamura was the most prominent superstar of the last episode of Friday Night SmackDown by eliminating three opponents in the Gauntlet Match to determine Roman Reigns’ rival at Royal Rumble. After getting rid of Rey Mysterio and King Corbin he faced Daniel Bryan and, against all odds achieved victory by the count of three. However in the end he was defeated by Adam Pearce.