Shinsuke Nakamura - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Shinsuke Nakamura, 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.

Shinsuke Nakamura (中邑 真輔) was born in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan on February 24, 1980, and he is currently 44 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, working for WWE on the Raw brand, under the ring name of Shinsuke Nakamura.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Shinsuke Nakamura (中邑 真輔)
  • Ring Names
    • Shinsuke Nakamura ( October 8, 2021 - Present)
    • King Nakamura ( July 2, 2021 - October 7, 2021)
    • Shinsuke Nakamura ( August 29, 2002 - July 1, 2021)
  • Born February 24, 1980 (age 44)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Kyoto, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 229 lbs (104 kg)
  • Nicknames The King of Strong Style; The Artist (known as Shinsuke Nakamura); The Rockstar

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( August 29, 2002 - Present)
    • MMA Fighter ( December 31, 2002 - May 22, 2004)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw April 28, 2023 Present
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown April 4, 2017 April 27, 2023
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT April 1, 2016 April 12, 2017
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight August 29, 2002 January 30, 2016
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL May 2, 2013 June 9, 2013
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL May 29, 2011 June 26, 2011
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL September 2, 2005 September 30, 2005
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel August 7, 2023 Present
    Tweener July 24, 2023 August 6, 2023
    Face January 8, 2021 July 23, 2023
    Heel April 8, 2018 January 7, 2021
    Face April 1, 2016 April 7, 2018
    Heel April 23, 2009 March 31, 2016
    Face August 29, 2002 April 22, 2009
  • Images
    Oct 2021
    Oct 2021
    Jun 2021
    Jun 2021
    Apr 2017
    Apr 2017
    Jul 2012
    Jul 2012
    Apr 2009
    Apr 2009
    Aug 2002
    Aug 2002

  • Finishers
    • Kinshasa / Bomaye - Knee Strike to an opponent's head ( April 23, 2009 - Present)
    • Cross Armbreaker ( August 29, 2002 - January 30, 2016)
    • Landslide - Samoan Driver ( September 24, 2006 - April 22, 2009)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "The Rising Sun" by CFO$ - Single ( January 15, 2021 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Shadows of a Setting Sun" by Shadows of the Sun - Single ( April 24, 2018 - January 14, 2021)
    • Theme Song "The Rising Sun" by CFO$ - Single ( April 1, 2016 - April 23, 2018)
    • Theme Song "Subconscious" by Julia Claris - Single ( May 3, 2004 - January 30, 2016)
    • Theme Song "Moving City" by NJPW - Single ( August 29, 2002 - May 2, 2004)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Entertainment

    • 2 WWE Intercontinental Championship
    • 1 WWE United States Championship
    • 1 WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Cesaro)
    • 2 NXT Championship

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 3 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    • 1 IWGP 3rd Belt Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Hiroshi Tanahashi)
    • 1 IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship
    • 1 NWF Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Men's Royal Rumble Winner (2018)
    • NXT Overall Competitor of the Year (2016)
    • NXT Male Competitor of the Year (2016)
    • NJPW 10,000,000 Yin Tag Tournament Winner (2004 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
    • NJPW G1 Climax Winner (2011)
    • NJPW G1 Tag League Winner (2006 - with Masahiro Chono
    • NJPW National District Tournament (2006 - with Koji Kanemoto)
    • NJPW New Japan Cup Winner (2014)
    • NJPW Teisen Hall Cup Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (2003 - with Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto)
    • NJPW Yuko Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (2004 - with Blue Wolf & Katsuhiko Nakajima)
    • NJPW Heavyweight Tag MVP Award (2005 - with Hiroshi Tanahashi)
    • NJPW New Wave Award (2003)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2004 - with Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Masahiro Chono, 24/10)
    • NJPW Technique Award (2004)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2016)
    • 5° in the PWI 500 (2015)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2015)
    • WON Wrestler of the Year (2014)
    • WON Most Charismatic (2014, 2015)
    • WON Pro Wrestling Match of the Year (2015 - vs. Kota Ibushi on 01/04)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award (2013 - vs. Kota Ibushi, 08/04; 2014 - vs. Kazuchika Okada, 08/10; 2023 - vs. The Great Muta, 01/01)
    • Tokyo Sports Rookie of the Year Award (2003)
    • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (2012)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year Award (2009 - vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, 11/08)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year Award (2014 - vs. Kazuchika Okada, 08/10)
    • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2003)
    • Nikkan Sports Technique Award (2012)

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