It looks like the current WWE Intercontinental Champion will no longer be referred to as King Nakamura because WWE has taken the “King” out of his name.
During a post-WWE SmackDown segment, Shinsuke Nakamura announced that he will no longer wear a crown because he respects that there is a King Of The Ring tournament happening.
Nakamura said, “You will not call me King Nakamura but you can call me the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.”
The King of the Ring tournament kicked off last night on SmackDown with first round matches. Sami Zayn defeated Rey Mysterio to move on to the next round and Finn Balor defeated Cesaro.
Check out the clip of Nakamura giving up his crown by clicking below.