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You know what? We, along with the rest of the wrestling world broke this earlier in the month but now it’s official. Shinsuke Nakamura, former NJPW Intercontinental Champion is officially coming to NXT. Let the WWE give you the full rundown.

At Wednesday night’s NXT taping at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., a video announcing the impending arrival of the Japanese standout played for the live crowd, sending shockwaves through the arena and, moments later, the social media world.

Nakamura, a 14-year veteran of the squared circle, has been a leading star in the New Japan promotion since 2002. Renowned for his striking and submission ability, as well as his unorthodox charisma, Nakamura’s devastating Bomaye knee strike has felled many opponents and his smash mouth style has earned him the nickname The King of Strong Style. A three-time IWGP Champion — the same once title held by the likes of Vader, The Great Muta and AJ Styles — Nakamura is the youngest competitor to win that championship, capturing it for the first time at 23. He has taken on a who’s who of the best grapplers in the world in his career, facing the likes of Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens, Hideo Itami, WWE Performance Center Head Coach Matt Bloom and The Beast Incarnate himself, Brock Lesnar.

Nakamura joins fellow former NJPW member AJ Styles to officially sign with the WWE. Styles of course made his main roster debut last Sunday at the Royal Rumble, entering at #3 before immediately making his RAW debut against Chris Jericho.

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