CIMA, CIMA Nobunaga, SHIIMA, Shiima Nobunaga
"Aku no Hana" (Japanese for "Flower of Evil")
181 lbs (82 kg)
Place of Birth:
Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Crossfire (Double pumphandle sitout powerbomb, sometimes transitioned into a straight jacket triangle choke)
Egoist Schwein (Pumphandle sidewalk slam)
Mad Splash (Frog splash)
Meteora (Diving double knee drop to a seated opponent's chest)
Nagoya Castle / Drug Bomb (Crucifix flipped forward into a sitout facebuster)
Schwein (Over the shoulder back to belly piledriver, sometimes while applying a wrist-clutch dropped over the knee and transitioned into a figure four leglock, or from the top rope)
Blood Silk Road (Arm trap inverted Gannosuke clutch)
Corner-to-corner missile dropkick, sometimes while performing a somersault
Dos Caras Clutch (Standing hammerlock rolled forward into a leg hook cradle)
Goriconoclasm (Cross-armed iconoclasm)
Nakayubi (Front chancery transitioned into a DDT)
Neji to Hashi (Cross-legged cradle suplex)
Win/Loss Ratio: 52(w)/2(d)/37(l) out of 91 matches
Nobuhiko Oshima, otherwise known as CIMA, graduated from the first class of Último Dragón's Toryumon dojo. He quickly became the Toryumon wrestling promotion's biggest star. He first wrestled as Shiima Nobunaga (making a few appearances in WCW under that name), then as SHIIMA, until finally shortening his stage name to CIMA, under which he still wrestles today. He was one of the founders of the Crazy Max stable, and had a years long feud with Magnum Tokyo, another first class graduate. He began as a high flyer, utilizing the Mad Splash as his finisher. This, however, took toll on his body and especially his knees. After returning from knee surgery he changed his style and started using the Schwein as his finisher. He wrestled in Toryumon Japan until 2004, when the promotion separated itself from Último Dragón's dojo, and changed its name to Dragon Gate. He still wrestles in Dragon Gate today. He created the Blood Generation stable in 2005, which had its final match in January 2007.
Ring of Honor appearance
CIMA also made his first appearance in a North American wrestling promotion in about seven years in August 2005, appearing in Ring of Honor in a match against A.J. Styles, who Cima defeated.
CIMA would return to North America for a three-day tour with Ring of Honor. On March 30, 2006, in Detroit, Michigan, CIMA teamed with fellow Blood Generation members Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino to defeat Ring of Honor faction Generation Next, represented by Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, and Jack Evans.
On March 31, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois, CIMA would once again team with fellow Blood Generation members Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino in Ring of Honor, this time losing a match to another stable from Dragon Gate, Do Fixer (Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito, and Genki Horiguchi). Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer gave the match the coveted 5 star rating.
Cima Recent appearances
He currently works for Dragon Gate, Wrestle-1 and Oriental Wrestling Entertainment. In early 2018, Cima announced his departure from Dragon Gate after 21 years working for the promotion, and also announced the formation of a new promotion, Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE), to be primarily based in China. In May 2018, Oshima took over as the president of Dragon Gate Entertainment a parent company formed by Dragon Gate. Oshima is also the president of Oriental Wrestling Entertainment.
AEW Connection & Double Or Nothing Appearance
Cima is currently scheduled to appear at All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing event on May 25, 2019 as part of a six-man tag match against SoCal Uncensored.