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We have a new No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship!

For the main event of Tuesday’s SmackDown Live show, Shinsuke Nakamura pinned John Cena, and will be rewarded with a WWE Championship match against Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam.

Nakamura won the match after this scary moment where Cena was dropped right on his head during a backdrop.

After that move, Nakamura hit his finishing Kinshasa kick to win the match and get his chance at the WWE Championship.

Nakamura is a two-time NXT Champion, and a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion and IWGP Intercontinental Champion. His match with Mahal at Summerslam will be his first shot at the WWE Championship.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers the Auburn Tigers and national college football for FanBuzz.
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