Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura

Personal Information

Full Name Shinsuke Nakamura
Date of Birth February 24, 1980
Nationality Japenese
Birth Place Mineyama, Kyoto
Height 6'2"
Weight 229 lb (104 kg)
Theme Song "The Rising Sun"
Debut August 29, 2002
Nickname The King of Strong Style
Family Spouse: Harumi Maekawa (m. 2007)

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Shinsuke Nakamura: A Brief Biography

Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE and NJPW. He is a former IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion. He has won several championships in WWE and NJPW.


Early Life


Shinsuke Nakamura was born in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan. He was born on the 24th of February in 1980 and cited Jushin Liger as his idol growing up. Nakamura joined New Japan Pro Wrestling at 22. He was marked as one of the brightest prospects in all of pro-wrestling upon his debut and surely attracted a lot of eyes from all around the world.


Professional Wrestling Career


NJPW (2003-2016)


In March, Nakamura joined NJPW and quickly rose to prominence. By December, he defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and became the youngest champion in the company's history. After unifying the NWF Heavyweight Championship with IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Nakamura vacated the title due to an injury.


After his return, he won the IWGP Tag Team Championship with Hiroshi Tanahashi. In 2006, he faced Brock Lesnar for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and lost. By September, he joined New Black Japan. In 2007, Nakamura became the leader of the stable. In 2008, he won his second IWGP Heavyweight Championship by defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi.






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In 2009, Nakamura turned heel and joined Chaos. By September, he won his third IWGP Heavyweight Championship. After months of successful defenses, he lost the title to Makabe. In 2011, Nakamura won the G1 Climax. After several failed attempts to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Nakamura moved towards the Intercontinental Championship.


In 2012, Nakamura won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. During this time, Nakamura worked on several dates for CMLL and ROH. Nakamura has won the Intercontinental Championship on five different occasions. The highlights of his run were against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom 8 and AJ Styles at Wrestle Kingdom 10. After defeating AJ Styles, Nakamura signed with WWE and vacated the title.






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WWE (2016-Present)


In April, Nakamura defeated Sami Zayn at TakeOver Dallas. After TakeOver, Nakamura became a regular prospect at NXT and slowly climbed the ranks by defeating Austin Aries and Tye Dillinger. At TakeOver Brooklyn II, he defeated Samoa Joe and won his first NXT Championship. In December, he defeated Joe and won his second NXT Championship. At TakeOver San Antonio, he lost the title to Bobby Roode.


After WrestleMania 33, Nakamura made his main roster debut on SmackDown. Nakamura became a key player on SmackDown and challenged Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship. Nakamura failed to win the title from Jinder at SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell. Later, he began teaming with Randy Orton to face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.






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In 2018, Nakamura won the Royal Rumble match and challenged AJ Styles. At WrestleMania 34, Styles defeated Nakamura for the title and Nakamura turned heel. He spent the next few months feuding with Styles but failed to win the WWE Championship. At Extreme Rules, he defeated Jeff Hardy to win the United States Championship. At Survivor Series, he faced Seth Rollins and lost.


In 2019, he won the United States Championship for the second time from Rusev. After WrestleMania 35, Nakamura began feuding with Finn Balor. At Extreme Rules, he defeated Finn Balor to win the Intercontinental Championship. Nakamura remained the champion for over 200 days and introduced a new championship. In 2020, he formed a team with Sami Zayn and Cesaro.






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After WrestleMania 36, Cesaro and Nakamura worked in the tag team division. At Extreme Rules, the team won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from The New Day. The team lost the titles during the draft. In January, Nakamura turned face after facing Roman Reigns. He entered the Royal Rumble but failed to win.


After WrestleMania 37, he defeated Baron Corbin to become the King of WWE. He began working with Rick Boggs and turned face. Before SummerSlam, Nakamura defeated Apollo Crews to win his second Intercontinental Championship. At Survivor Series, he defeated Damien Priest via disqualification. In 2022, he lost the title to Sami Zayn. At WrestleMania 38, The Usos defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs.






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Thereafter, Shinsuke Nakamura received a title opportunity for the Intercontinental Championship against Gunther. But the King of Strong Style fell short against the champion. In November, he made his first NXT appearance after five years where he defeated Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo. Nakamura then went on an indefinite hiatus from the programming before making his return on the April 14, 2023 episode of SmackDown where he defeated Madcap Moss.


On the May 29 episode of Monday Night RAW, Nakamura beat Bronson Reed to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match. At the event, he failed to grab the eponymous briefcase. He then went on a brief hiatus before returning on the RAW after SummerSlam. He teamed up with Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes to defeat The Judgment Day. However, following the match Nakamura turned on his teammates and attacked Rollins.


He later clarified his actions by demanding a World Heavyweight Championship match. Nakamura eventually got what he wanted and is set to face Seth Rollins at Payback for the gold.


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
IWGP 3rd Belt Championship1
IWGP Heavyweight Championship3
IWGP Intercontinental Championship5
IWGP Tag Team Championship1
IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship1
NWF Heavyweight Championship1
G1 Climax1
NXT Championship2
WWE Intercontinental Championship2
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship1
WWE United States Championship2
Royal Rumble1


Shinsuke Nakamura Net Worth 2023


As per various sources, The King of Strong Style Shinsuke Nakamura is worth around USD 3.6 Million as of 2023.


Shinsuke Nakamura Wife


Nakamura married Harumi Maekawa in 2007 and has been with her since then. The pair currently reside in Orlando, Florida, United States.


Also Read: Know more about about Shinsuke Nakamura's wife Harumi Maekawa


Maekawa was born on February 2, 1981 in Tokyo, Japan. She did basic schooling from her neighbourhood and then moved to Aoyama Gakuin College after accepting her Secondary School certificate. More details of the personal life of Nakamura is kept hidden from the public eye.


Shinsuke Nakamura’s Height, Age, Finisher and more



Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight229 lbs (104kg)
Date of BirthFebruary 24, 1980
Real NameShinsuke Nakamura
SpouseHaruma Maekawa
FinisherKinsasha
Biceps17 inches
Major accomplishments in WWERoyal Rumble (2018), Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, NXT Championship, SmackDown Tag Team Championship





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Shinsuke Nakamura is billed at 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) in WWE.

Shinsuke Nakamura's biceps are around 17 inches in size.

Born on February 24, 1980, Shinsuke Nakamura is 43 years old in 2023.

Shinsuke Nakamura currently resides in Orlando, Florida, United States with his wife.

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