On what seems like an endless list of names we now need to add the "King of Strong Style" Shinsuke Nakamura to the list of talent that WWE has interest in signing. I will say I don't really know what has changed in the WWE's philosophy in how they see talent over the last few years, but whatever it was they have become seemingly more aware of the great talent that exists elsewhere in the world of wrestling. Problem is they still have the philosophy that what other wrestlers did elsewhere doesn't matter and they need to be repackaged and start over in WWE. In some cases that is a good thing like with talent from Tough Enough if you want to give them a new look or a different name that makes sense.
However, when someone like Hideo Itami formerly known as KENTA walks into your company and you still chose to change his name even though he was one of the biggest stars over in Japan that wasn't a part of NJPW. Especially when according to other executives in WWE at the time their business was down in Japan so why not let KENTA keep his name thus allowing the fans to not have reattach themselves to the talent or lose interest in the talent due to a poor name choice. (Michael McGillicutty cough cough.)
Now we look at the transition that the 35 year old Nakamura would have to make from the strong style so present in Japan to the WWE style of wrestling. Could Nakamura make as smooth a transition to the WWE style as Hideo did well who knows, because age has to be a big factor in Nakamura's case. Also the idea that if they plan on bringing Shinsuke in would he just be coming for a one off appearance like Jushin Liger, will work only in NXT, or will he work in NXT and then make it to the main roster. The thing you have to wonder is that if the latter is the choice they pick then how long would Nakamura stay in NXT before getting called up, and when did get the call would the WWE writers know how to work with him or would they not be able to handle such a talent. Do I see Shinsuke leaving NJPW anytime soon.... Nope! I think that loyalty is very present in NJPW especially among the veterans of the company, but that's just me and my opinion.