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[Yuji Nagata Gallery]
Wrestler: Yuji Nagata
Real Name: Yuji Nagata
Birthday: December 24, 1968
Hometown: Chiba, Japan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'9" - 238 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: September 14, 1992
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Nagata Lock I (Crooked Figure-4 Leg Lock)
Nagata Lock II (Crossface Hold)
Nagata Lock III (Armlock Crossface Hold)
Favorite Moves: Wrist-clutch Exploder
Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex
Thunder Death Driver (Modified Brainbuster)
Exploder
Backdrop Suplex Hold
Enzuigiri
Corner Running Knee
Super Exploder
Northern Lights Suplex Hold
Kneel Kick
Wakigatame
Armbreaker
Notable Feuds:

  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Manabu Nakanishi ();
  • IWGP Heavyweight Title ();

  • March 2000: Yuji Nagata formed Fighting Club G-EGGS.
  • Yuji Nagata competed at Shinya Hashimoto's 1st ZERO-ONE show, teaming with Hashimoto vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama..
  • June 16, 2001: Yuji Nagata disbanded Fighting Club G-EGGS..
  • June 6, 2001: Yuji Nagata formed an alliance with Jun Akiyama..
  • Nagata won the G1 Climax 2001, beating Minoru Tanaka, Tadao Yasuda, Tatsumi Fujinami, Masahiro Chono (semi), Keiji Muto (finals)..
  • February 16, 2002 - NEW JAPAN: Nagata lost to Tadao Yasuda in the finals of the IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament..
  • February 17, 2002 - NOAH: Nagata & Jun Akiyama defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi..
  • April 5, 2002: Nagata won the IWGP Heavyweight Title defeating Tadao Yasuda..
  • ~~~After the match they did an angle where Yoshihiro Takayama of NOAH hit the ring and laid out Nagata..
  • September 29, 2002: Yuji Nagata gets married which is a pretty huge deal in Japan..
  • October 14, 2002 - NJPW: Yuji Nagata defeated Kazuyuki Fujita to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • October 26, 2002 - NJPW: Yuji Nagata vs Masa Chono in a 60-minute time limit draw..
  • January 04, 2004--New Japan Pro Wrestling: Yuji Nagata defeated Kensuke Sasaki in a bloodbath..
  • November 13, 2004--New Japan: Yuji Nagata & Osamu Nishimura beat Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono in an elimination match..
  • January 4, 2005--New Japan Pro Wrestling: Yuji Nagata beat Katsuhiko Nagata in an amateur wrestling exhibition..
  • ~~~Later that night, Ron Waterman beat Yuji Nagata in the finals of an Ultimate Royal Elimination series..
  • May 14, 2005--New Japan Pro Wrestling: Yuji Nagata defeated Tsuyoshi Kosaka..
  • May 29, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • October 8, 2005--New Japan PPV: Matt Morgan defeated Yuji Nagata (Former IWGP Champion)..
  • November 23, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura beat Masahiro Chono & Black Strong Machine..
  • November 26, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • November 27, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura beat Takashi Iizuka & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • November 30, 2005--NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • December 3 2005--NJPW: Riki Choshu/Yuji Nagata/Shinsuke Nakamura beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 4, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Mark Jindrak & Matt Morgan..
  • December 6, 2005--NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • December 7, 2005--NJPW: Shinsuke Nakamura & Takashi Iizuka defeated Yuji Nagata & Toru Yano..
  • December 8, 2005--NJPW: Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto beat Nagata/Shinsuke Nakamura/Yutaka Yoshie..
  • December 9, 2005--NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Yutaka Yoshie defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Takashi Iizuka..
  • December 10, 2005--NJPW: Riki Choshu/Nagata/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Masahiro Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 11, 2005--NJPW: Brock Lesnar defeated Yuji Nagata with the Verdict (F5) to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title!