Please note that this post includes a spoiler from the recent SmackDown tapings that will air next week.
Shinsuke Nakamura lost the United States Championship to Rusev at the SmackDown tapings that will air on Christmas night and that has caused some people to wonder if this means that he is on his way out of WWE.
Dave Meltzer responded to that question on Twitter by saying that Nakamura is not going back to Japan.
He's not going back to Japan https://t.co/DcL6R6cHC3
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) December 19, 2018
Nakamura’s WWE contract expires in February and it’s no secret that New Japan Pro Wrestling is interested in signing him.
However, he moved his family to Orlando after signing with WWE so it seems like something drastic would have to happen for him to consider leaving the United States.
Last August, Nakamura indicated that he would consider offers and his decision will be based on who can present the best money offer. At this point, it seems like the odds are that he will stay with WWE.