Throughout this feud, WWE officials decided that it was best for Nakamura to turn heel despite being one of the more over stars featured on SmackDown Live in order to further this program and get more heat. Thus, it led to a recurring action done by Nakamura to Styles which was to hit him with a low blow.
He would do this several times to the point where fans thought that Styles’ character would be smart enough to think it would be a good idea to wear a protective cup to prevent the pain that receiving such a blow would take. That never happened and it actually led to Daniel Bryan hitting a low blow in order to beat Styles for the title last month on the blue brand.
During a recent interview with WrestleZone, Styles opened up on why he didn’t wear a cup which led to him giving a humorous answer.
“You know, even when I played baseball when I was younger, I didn’t like wearing a cup because it got in the way. It just was in the way. If I wore one now, and I did a splash and missed, how would that feel? There are things that could happen in a match that this whole cup thing could actually hurt me. Just sayin’. I don’t need to have any more kids anyway.”