Shinsuke Nakamura

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Shinsuke Nakamura
Born (1980-03-24) March 24, 1980 (age 39)
Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura
Billed height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Trained byInoki Dojo
NJPW Dojo
Osamu Kido
DebutAugust 29, 2002

Shinsuke Nakamura (中邑 真輔, Nakamura Shinsuke, born March 24, 1980) is an Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He currently works for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown brand. He is a former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, three-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and was the winner of the 2011 G1 Climax, 2006 G1 Tag League and 2014 New Japan Cup tournaments.

At Invasion Attack 2014 on April 6, Nakamura defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship for the third time in his career.[1] On June 21 at Dominion 6.21, Nakamura was defeated by Bad Luck Fale for the championship.[2] Nakamura took part in the 2014 G1 Climax. In his block, he was able to win eight times and only suffered two losses. He was able to make it to the finals but lost to his Chaos stablemate Kazuchika Okada on August 10.[3]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Tokyo Sports
    • Best Bout Award (2013) (vs. Kota Ibushi on August 4)[15]
    • Rookie of the Year Award (2003)
    • Technique Award (2012)[16]

1After he won the IGF's version of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the championship was unified with the NJPW sanctioned IWGP Heavyweight Championship, which Nakamura was also holding at that time.
2After he won the NWF Heavyweight Championship, the championship was unified with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, which Nakamura was also holding at that time.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Invasion Attack 2014". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  2. "Dominion 6.21". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  3. "バディファイトPresents G1 CLIMAX 24". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Puroresu Central profile". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Purolove profile". Purolove. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  6. "NJPW 40th anniversary Tour KIZUNA ROAD". NJPW (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  7. "吉野家Presents KIZUNA ROAD 2013". NJPW (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  8. "ブシロード PRESENTS G1 CLIMAX XXI ~THE INVINCIBLE FIGHTER~". NJPW (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  9. "11月17日(金)東京ドームシティ・ジオポリス". NJPW (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  10. "New Japan Cup 2014". NJPW (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  11. "2005 New Japan Awards". Strong Style Spirit. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  12. "2003 New Japan Awards". Strong Style Spirit. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "2004 New Japan Awards". Strong Style Spirit. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  14. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2010". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  15. "オカダ・カズチカが2年連続「プロレス大賞」MVP!25年ぶりの快挙". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.
  16. "【最年少タイ!!】オカダが『プロレス大賞』MVPを「あたりまえ」の初受賞!! ベストバウトはオカダvs棚橋!中邑は技能賞!!". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-07.

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