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Wrestler: Nobuhiko Takada
Real Name:
Birthday: April 12, 1962
Hometown: Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'0" - 209lbs
Trained by:
Debut: May 9, 1981
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Chickenwing Facelock
Favorite Moves: Cross Armbreaker
Notable Feuds: Shiro Koshinaka
Keiji Muto
Gary Albright

  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Akira Maeda defeating Keiji Muto & Shiro Koshinaka (3/26/87)
  • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title defeating Shiro Koshinaka (5/19/86);
  • UWF-I Pro Wrestling title defeating Gary Albright (9/21/92);
  • UWF-I Pro Wrestling title defeating Super Vader (4/20/95);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Keiji Muto (1/4/96);
  • WAR 6 Man Tag Team titles w/Naoki Sano/Masahito Kakihara defeating Hiromichi Fuyuki/Jado/Gedo (7/20/96)

  • May 9, 1981: Nobuhiko debuted for New Japan in a match against Norio Honaga..
  • Nobuhiko Takada & Akira Maeda formed UWF in it's original form..
  • ~~~In 1988, UWF in it's second form, which marked the end of Takada's New Japan career..
  • ~~~When the UWF closed, Takada formed the UWF International promotion in 1991..
  • ~~~~~1995-1996 he was UWF-I's lead figure in the interpromotional war against New Japan..
  • January 4, 1996: Nobuhiko defeated Keiji Muto for the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • April 29, 1996: Shinya Hashimoto defeated Nobuhiko Takada for the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • Late 1996: The UWF-I's collapsed, and Takada formed his own fighting promotion known as "Kingdom"..
  • ~~~Kingdom also closed down, so Takada started his own training school known as the Takada Dojo..
  • October 11, 1997: Nobuhiko Takada came out of retirement to compete for the upstart MMA promotion, PRIDE..
  • November 24, 2002 - PRIDE 23: Nobuhiko Takada retired from Wrestling/MMA after facing Kiyoshi Tamura..