Shinsuke Nakamura

  • Born: 24/02/1980 in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Birthname: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 229 Ibs
Titles Won:
  • NXT Championship (2 times)
  • WWE United States Championship (2 times)
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • IWGP 3rd Belt Championship
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship (5 times)
  • Royal Rumble (2018 men’s)
  • NXT Championship (2 times)

He is currently signed to WWE. Prior to his main roster debut, Nakamura competed in WWE’s developmental brand, NXT, where he is one of only two wrestlers (along with Samoa Joe) to have held the NXT Championship on more than one occasion. In January 2018, Nakamura won the 2018 Men’s Royal Rumble match, and later won the United States Championship twice. He won the Intercontinental Championship in the summer of 2019.

Nakamura is perhaps best known for his work in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, with his first reign coming at the age of 23 years and 9 months; his other accomplishments within the company include winning the 2011 G1 Climax and the 2014 Japan Cup, being a record five-time and the longest reigning IWGP Intercontinental Champion, and being the final NWF Heavyweight Champion. He is also a founding member and the original leader of the stable Chaos.

Notable Feuds

vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

vs. La Sombra

vs. Samoa Joe

vs. Baron Corbin

vs. AJ Styles

vs. Jinder Mahal

Other Notable Achievements:

IWGP Tag Team Championship – with Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship

NWF Heavyweight Championship

10,000,000 Yen Tag Tournament (2004) – with Hiroyoshi Tenzan

G1 Climax (2011)

G1 Tag League (2006) – with Masahiro Chono

National District Tournament (2006) – with Koji Kanemoto

New Japan Cup (2014)

Teisen Hall Cup Six Man Tag Team Tournament (2003) – with Hiro Saito and Tatsutoshi Goto

Yuko Six Man Tag Team Tournament (2004) – with Blue Wolf and Katsuhiko Nakajima

Heavyweight Tag MVP Award (2005) with Hiroshi Tanahashi

New Wave Award (2003)

Tag Team Best Bout (2004) with Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Katsuyori Shibata and Masahiro Chono on October 24

Technique Award (2004)

Best Bout Award (2013) vs. Kota Ibushi on August 4

Best Bout Award (2014) vs. Kazuchika Okada on August 10

Rookie of the Year Award (2003)

Technique Award (2012)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter 5 Star Match (2015) vs. Kota Ibushi on January 4

5 Star Match (2015) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi on August 16

Most Charismatic (2014, 2015)

Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2015) vs. Kota Ibushi on January 4

Wrestler of the Year (2014)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2015)