As we all saw, Shinsuke Nakamura made his WWE Main Roster debut on Smackdown Live following WrestleMania 33, but apparently WWE had plans to have him debut at the big event instead.
WWE originally had plans to escalate the feud between The Miz and Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan. It would get to a point where Miz would put his IC title on the line at WrestleMania 33 against a participant of Daniel’s choosing. The participant would be Shinsuke Nakamura.
The plans were cancelled after John Cena had agreed to a match against Miz and Maryse hence why Nakamura debuted after mania instead.