Shinsuke Nakamura has been absolutely tearing it up in NXT since his debut at NXT Takeover Dallas last year where he easily defeated Sami Zayn. From there he was able to beat everyone he stepped into the ring with, silencing the critics that felt he couldn’t make the transition from the Japanese Indies to NXT. The only defeat yet to be avenged in his recent loss to Bobby Roode which ended his second reign as NXT Champion.
Many feel it’s long overdue for Nakamura to move up to the main roster on Raw or Smackdown, however he was not drafted last year during the brand extension. With no NXT Championship around his waist to defend, the time is ripe and there are odds on exactly when he will appear. The most likely time will be sometime in April with odds of 1/2 and this month coincides with Wrestlemania. Even is Shinsuke does not appear at Mania, it is very likely he will show up on the main roster shortly thereafter.
Here are the odds for when exactly we’ll see Shinsuke make his main roster debut.
February 2017 6/1
March 2017 3/1
April 2017 1/2
May 2017 or later 2/1
Source: Paddy Power