NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Yuji Nagata

UNIT

Seigi gun(blue justice) 

HEIGHT

183cm 

WEIGHT

108kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

24 Apr 1968 

Yuji Nagata
HEIGHT
183cm 
WEIGHT
108kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
24 Apr 1968 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Togane-shi, Chiba, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
AB 
DEBUT
14 Sep 1992 
FINISH HOLD

Nagatalock II, Back Drop Hold, Arm lock, Exploder

 
THEME SONG
MISSION BLOW 
TWITTER
@nagata769 

BIOGRAPHY

Blue Justice, Yuji Nagata made his debut in 1992 and has been a pillar of New Japan ever since; one of its greatest champions, and a proud leader and teacher to the next generation of competitors.

One fo the ‘third geenration’ of top flight NJPW talent, Nagata was a contemporary of Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan. While Tenzan and Kojima would go on learning excursions to Europe, Nagata stayed in NJPW in 1995 when the promotion found itself under attack from the hard nosed martial artists in UWFi. After impressing during this interpromotional feud, Nagata would head to WCW; these diverse experiences gave Nagata the adaptability that saw him have such a long and successful career. 

Back in NJPW, Nagata would defeat Tadao Yasuda in May 2002 to lift the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The ensuing 392 day, ten defence reign was a remarkable accomplishment, as Nagata proudly carried the NJPW banner high over against diverse competition ranging from classical pro wrestler Kensuke Sasaki to UFC alum Josh Barnett. 

Nagata would hold IWGP gold once more in mid 2007, a reign that saws him clash with a young brash face named Hiroshi Tanahashi. The wars the two would have would elevate Tanahashi to the true position of Ace, and foreshadowed Nagata’s role a decade later. 

Nagata is now committed to assisting the younger generation, training Dojo hopefuls and working with them in the ring. At the same time, ‘Mr. Anti Aging’ has no intention to walk away from competing at the highest level, and would leap at the chance for more championship gold. 

Blue Justice, Yuji Nagata made his debut in 1992 and has been a pillar of New Japan ever since; one of its greatest champions, and a proud leader and teacher to the next generation of competitors.

One fo the ‘third geenration’ of top flight NJPW talent, Nagata was a contemporary of Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan. While Tenzan and Kojima would go on learning excursions to Europe, Nagata stayed in NJPW in 1995 when the promotion found itself under attack from the hard nosed martial artists in UWFi. After impressing during this interpromotional feud, Nagata would head to WCW; these diverse experiences gave Nagata the adaptability that saw him have such a long and successful career. 

Back in NJPW, Nagata would defeat Tadao Yasuda in May 2002 to lift the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The ensuing 392 day, ten defence reign was a remarkable accomplishment, as Nagata proudly carried the NJPW banner high over against diverse competition ranging from classical pro wrestler Kensuke Sasaki to UFC alum Josh Barnett. 

Nagata would hold IWGP gold once more in mid 2007, a reign that saws him clash with a young brash face named Hiroshi Tanahashi. The wars the two would have would elevate Tanahashi to the true position of Ace, and foreshadowed Nagata’s role a decade later. 

Nagata is now committed to assisting the younger generation, training Dojo hopefuls and working with them in the ring. At the same time, ‘Mr. Anti Aging’ has no intention to walk away from competing at the highest level, and would leap at the chance for more championship gold. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Belly-to-back suplex Hold (Back Drop Hold)

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