If you watched last week’s Smackdown, you saw Shinsuke Nakamura make his Smackdown Live in-ring debut in a tag team match where he teamed with AJ Styles. Today, New Japan Pro Wrestling has made the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles match from Wrestle Kingdom 10 available for free viewing.
Shinsuke Nakamura was the IWGP Intercontinental Champion and AJ Styles was the brash challenger and leader of the Bullet Club looking to take the title away. As you might expect, this match was widely considered to be the Match of the Year for 2016. If you haven’t seen it before, check it out below with English commentary.
Not only was this match the first singles match between the two men, it was their only match against one another in NJPW. This match took place on January 4th, and both men gave their notice to NJPW that they were leaving prior to the match. AJ Styles debuted for WWE at Royal Rumble later in the month, while Shinsuke Nakamura would make his way stateside on WrestleMania weekend when he debuted against Sami Zayn at NXT Takeover: Dallas.