WWE has confirmed through an official statement on its website and social networks that Shinsuke Nakamura and Jeff Hardy will face each other at SummerSlam for the United States Championship that is currently in the hands of “The King Of Strong Style”.
The rivalry between the two began weeks before Extreme Rules when Nakamura, after failing in his attempts to defeat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship put his sights on the title of Jeff Hardy. The Japanese managed to get the gold at Extreme Rules after a low blow that the referee did not see and a Kinshasa.
Once the match ended, Randy Orton interrupted the celebration of Nakamura with the aim of attacking “The Charismatic Enigma”. “The Viper” did not stop there because the following Tuesday he returned to attack Hardy, this time during his rematch for the United States Championship costing him his chance to recover the title. Orton attacked for the third time this week on SmackDown Live with the help of Nakamura.