Nobuhiko Takada - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Nobuhiko Takada, 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.

Nobuhiko Takada (高田伸彦) was born in Yokohama, Japan on April 12, 1962, and he is currently 61 years old.

He is currently a Actor.

Takada was a co-founder of the revived UWF-I promotion from 1991 to 1996, the sports entertainment style promotion Hustle from 2004 to 2010, and promoter for the MMA organization Rizin.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Nobuhiko Takada (高田伸彦)
  • Ring Names
    • Nobuhiko Takada ( July 27, 2009 - Present)
    • The Esperanza ( June 17, 2006 - July 26, 2009)
    • Generalissimo Takada ( March 7, 2004 - June 15, 2006)
    • Nobuhiko Takada ( May 9, 1981 - March 6, 2004)
  • Born April 12, 1962 (age 61)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Yokohama, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Yokohama, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Nicknames Saikyou (The Strongest); Seishun no Esperanza (Youth Esperanza); Wagamamana Hikazoku (Egotistical Kneecap)
  • Notes Takada was a co-founder of the revived UWF-I promotion from 1991 to 1996, the sports entertainment style promotion Hustle from 2004 to 2010, and promoter for the MMA organization Rizin.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Actor ( January 1, 2006 - Present)
    • General ManagerPromoter ( October 2, 2015 - December 21, 2023)
    • PresidentPromoter ( January 4, 2004 - May 30, 2010)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( June 17, 2006 - July 26, 2009)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1984 - December 31, 2006)
    • MMA Fighter ( October 11, 1997 - November 24, 2002)
    • Wrestler ( December 31, 2000 - December 31, 2000)
    • Wrestler ( May 9, 1981 - May 4, 1997)
    • Promoter ( May 10, 1991 - December 27, 1996)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion HUSTLE January 4, 2004 May 30, 2010
    Promotion UWF I May 10, 1991 December 27, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 9, 1995 April 29, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 3, 1986 March 19, 1988
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 9, 1981 June 14, 1984
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel January 4, 2004 July 26, 2009
    Tweener May 12, 1988 December 31, 2000
    Heel January 3, 1986 May 11, 1988
    Tweener May 9, 1981 January 2, 1986
  • Images
    Oct 2015
    Oct 2015
    Jul 2009
    Jul 2009
    Mar 2004
    Mar 2004
    Jan 2004
    Jan 2004
    Oct 1997
    Oct 1997
    Oct 1995
    Oct 1995
    May 1991
    May 1991
    May 1988
    May 1988
    Apr 1984
    Apr 1984
    May 1981
    May 1981

  • Finishers
    • Cross Armbreaker ( May 9, 1981 - July 26, 2009)
    • Crossface Chickenwing ( May 9, 1981 - July 26, 2009)
    • Roundhouse Kick ( May 9, 1981 - July 26, 2009)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Training Montage" by Vince DiCola - Single ( June 17, 2006 - July 26, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Op. 39 (Hustle Loop Edit)" - Single ( September 9, 2005 - June 16, 2006)
    • Theme Song "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Op. 39 (Hustle Edit)" - Single ( September 2, 2004 - September 8, 2005)
    • Theme Song "War" by Vince DiCola - Single ( August 19, 1987 - March 19, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Devil's Triumphant Return" by Seikima II - Single ( July 1, 1986 - August 18, 1987)
    • Theme Song "Rider in Gale" by Kevin Peek - Single ( January 1, 1986 - June 30, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Akira Maeda)

    Union of Wrestling Forces International

    • 2 Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship

    Wrestle Association “R”

    • 1 WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Naoki Sano & Masahito Kakihara)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (1996 - with Naoki Sano & Masahito Kakihara)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (1996 - vs. Shinya Hashimoto on 04/29)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team of the Year (1986 - with Shiro Koshinaka)
    • Tokyo Sports Effort Award (1983)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year (1996 - vs. Genichiro Tenryu on 09/11)
    • Tokyo Sports Wrestler of the Year (1992)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (1987)
    • 27° in PWI 500 (1995)
    • 13° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Akira Maeda)

Relations

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