Manabu Nakanishi - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Manabu Nakanishi, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Manabu Nakanishi (中西 学) was born in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan on January 22, 1967, and he is currently 57 years old.

He is currently a Producer, working for NJPW.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Manabu Nakanishi (中西 学)
  • Ring Names
    • Manabu Nakanishi ( October 12, 1996 - Present)
    • Mascara Don ( January 19, 2014 - January 18, 2015)
    • Kurasawa ( July 11, 1995 - October 11, 1996)
    • Manabu Nakanishi ( October 13, 1992 - July 10, 1995)
  • Born January 22, 1967 (age 57)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (186 cm)
  • Weight
    • 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Nicknames Yajin (Wild Man); The Japanese Hercules; The Last Gorilla of Primates; Mr. Unbelievable

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( February 23, 2020 - Present)
    • Wrestler ( October 13, 1992 - February 22, 2020)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW February 23, 2020 Present
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 12, 1996 February 22, 2020
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH October 12, 2014 August 19, 2015
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 January 1, 2008 January 1, 2009
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 March 28, 2006 March 8, 2007
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW July 11, 1995 September 4, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Young Lions October 13, 1992 June 14, 1995
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face September 5, 1996 Present
    Heel July 11, 1995 September 4, 1996
    Face October 13, 1992 July 10, 1995
  • Images
    Jan 2017
    Jan 2017
    May 2009
    May 2009
    Mar 2004
    Mar 2004
    Jan 2000
    Jan 2000
    Jan 1998
    Jan 1998
    Oct 1996
    Oct 1996
    Oct 1992
    Oct 1992

  • Finishers
    • Argentine Backbreaker Rack ( October 13, 1992 - February 22, 2020)
    • Dai☆Nakanishi German - Bridging Delayed High-angle German Suplex ( October 12, 1996 - February 22, 2020)
    • Hercules Cutter - Argentine Neckbreaker ( October 12, 1996 - February 22, 2020)
    • Kurasawa Crush - Fujiwara Armbar ( July 11, 1995 - September 4, 1996)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Seize the Tactticz" by New Japan Pro Wrestling - Single ( January 4, 2002 - Present)
    • Theme Song "No-Problem" - Single ( October 10, 1999 - January 3, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Hard Shuffle" - Single ( October 12, 1996 - October 9, 1999)
    • Theme Song "Kurosawa Crush" by Jimmy Hart - Single ( July 11, 1995 - September 4, 1996)
    • Theme Song "Naval Gun" - Single ( February 11, 1993 - June 14, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Zeptune" by Bruce Kulick - Single ( October 13, 1992 - February 10, 1993)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 with Satoshi Kojima, 1 with Yuji Nagata, 1 with Takao Ōmori)
    • 1 NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (with Hiroshi Tanahashi & Ryusuke Taguchi)
    • 1 Interim IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Takao Omori)

    Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max

    • 1 NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (with Takao Ōmori)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW G1 Climax (1999)
    • NJPW Young Lion Cup (1995)
    • NJPW Triathlon Survivor Tournament Winner (2002 – with Osamu Nishimura & Yutaka Yoshie)
    • NJPW Naeba Cup Tag Team Tournament Winner (2003 – with Heat)
    • NJPW Fighting Spirit Award (2000, 2002)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2000 with Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima on 10/09; 2002 - with Osamu Nishimura vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono on 06/05)
    • PW Noah Arukas Cup 6-Man Tag Tournament Winner (2015 – with Maybach Blue Justice & Maybach Taniguchi)
    • ZERO1 Best Bout (2008 - vs. Masato Tanaka on 04/06)
    • Tokyo Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1999)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (2010 - with Strong Man)
    • Nikkan Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1999)

Relations

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