Yuji Nagata



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 228 lbs

Real Name: Yuji Nagata

DOB: 4/24/1968

Hometown: Togane City, Chiba

Other Names: None

Wrestler Since: 1992

Finishing Maneuver: Nagata Lock, Nagata Lock II

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #95(2011), #105(2010), #65(2009), #57(2008), #20(2007), #112(2006), #205(2005), #96(2004), #31(2003), #8(2002), #52(2001), #37(2000), #77(1999), #83(1998), #164(1997)

History: (Under Construction)

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- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 23, '92) = Nagata fell to Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 6, '93) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi were beaten by Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = Nagata, Shinjiro Ohtani & Osamu Nishimura defeated Yoshiro Ito, Nobukazu Hirai & Yuji Yasuraoka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '93) = Nagata lost to Masashi Aoyagi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = Nagata & Tatsuhito Takaiwa won over Nobukazu Hirai & Yuji Yasuraoka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 8, '93) = Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima beat Yuji Yasuraoka, Nobukazu Hirai & Yoshiro Ito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 4, '93) = Nagata lost to Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome 1994 (January 4) = Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, Osamu Kido & El Samurai lost to The Great Kabuki, Kengo Kimura, Shiro Koshinaka, Kuniaki Kobayashi & Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '94) = Nagata took down Tokimitsu Ishizawa.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 24, '94) = Nagata & Shinjiro Ohtani fell to Satoshi Kojima & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Fukuoka Dome (May 4, '94) = Nagata was forced to submit to Satoshi Kojima.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '94) = Nagata lost to Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '94) = Nagata & Tadao Yasuda were beaten by Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '94) = Nagata, Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Manabu Nakanishi fell to Tadao Yasuda, Shinjiro Ohtani & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '94) = Nagata & Akira Nogami beat Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Tokimitsu Ishizawa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '94) = Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Shinjiro Ohtani lost to Jushin Liger, El Samurai & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '94) = Nagata fell to Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 30, '94) = Nagata & Tatsumi Fujinami beat Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Yuki Ishikawa.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '95) = Nagata was pinned by Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '95) = Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa lost to Joe & Dean Malenko.
- NJPW/WCW Kollision In Korea (April '95) = Nagata beat Tokimitsu Ishizawa.
- NJPW Fukuoka Dome (May 3, '95) = Nagata forced Manabu Nakanishi to submit.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 14, '95) = Nagata was forced to submit to Takeshi Ishizawa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '95) = Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa & the Black Cat.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '95) = Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa took down Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '95) = Nagata was pinned by Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '95) = Nagata fell to Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '95) = Nagata was taken down by Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 9, '95) = Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa defeated Kazushi Sakuraba & Hiromitsu Kanehara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 13, '95) = Nagata, Jushin Liger & Tokimitsu Ishizawa fell to Koji Kanemoto, El Samurai & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '96) = Nagata, Shinjiro Ohtani & Tokimitsu Ishizawa took down Kenichi Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba & Hiromitsu Kanehara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 25, '96) = Nagata beat Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (April 29, '96) = Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa won over Shinjiro Ohtani & Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '96) = Nagata made Tatsuhito Takaiwa submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '96) = Nagata & Takayuki Iizuka lost to Tatsutoshi Goto & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '96) = Nagata was forced to submit to Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '96) = Nagata fell to Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '96) = Nagata & Osamu Nishimura beat Hiro Saito & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '97) = Nagata, Osamu Kido, Takashi Iizuka & Kazuo Yamazaki fell to Satoshi Kojima, Osamu Nishimura, Junji Hirata & Manabu Nakanishi.
- WCW Slamboree '97 (May 18) = In a dark match, Nagata pinned Pat Tanaka.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '97 (October 26) = Nagata forced Ultimo Dragon to submit.
- WCW World War III '97 (November 23) = Nagata defeated Ultimo Dragon. Later that night, Nagata competed in the Three-Ring WWIII Battle Royale, which was won by Scott Hall.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '98) = Nagata forced Hiroyoshi Tenzan to submit.
- NJPW Osaka Dome (August 8, '98) = Nagata & Kazuyuki Fujita lost to Satoshi Kojima & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '99) = Nagata beat Dave Beneteau.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 14, '99) = Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Kazuyuki Fujita won over Kuniaki Kobayashi, Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (April 10, '99) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi fell to Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '99) = Nagata won over Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '99) = Nagata forced Tatsumi Fujinami to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '99) = Nagata took down Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '99) = Nagata beat Tadao Yasuda. Later on, Nagata lost to Keiji Mutoh in the G-1 Climax tournament.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September 23, '99) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima. Later on, Nagata & Nakanishi lost in the finals of the G-1 Tag-Team Tournament to Scott Norton & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 11, '99) = Nagata was forced to submit to Kimo.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '00) = Nagata defeated Kazuo Yamazaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '00) = Nagata was forced to submit to Don Frye.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (April 7, '00) = Nagata won over Kendo Ka Shin.
- NJPW Fukuoka Dome (May 5, '00) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi stayed the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, beating Naoya Ogawa & Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 2, '00) = Nagata was forced to submit to Takashi Iizuka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '00) = Nagata pinned Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '00) = Nagata was beaten by Tatsutoshi Goto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '00) = Nagata took down Takashi Iizuka.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 9, '00) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi lost to the IWGP Tag Champs, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '01) = Nagata was pinned by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '01) = Nagata & Takashi Iizuka won over Mitsuya Nagai & Masahito Kakihara.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (March 2, '01) = Nagata & Shinya Hashimoto were beaten by Mitsu Misawa & Jun Akiyama.
- NJPW Osaka Dome (April 9, '01) = Nagata defeated Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Fukuoka Dome (May 5, '01) = Nagata forced Rainy Martinez to submit.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, '01) = Nagata lost to the IWGP Champ, Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NJPW Sapporo Dome (July 20, '01) = Nagata was beaten by Mark Coleman.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '01) = Nagata pinned Tatsumi Fujinami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '01) = Nagata defeated Masa Chono.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '01) = Nagata beat Keiji Mutoh to win the 2001 G-1 Climax Tournament.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, '01) = Nagata & Jun Akiyama took down Hiroshi Hase & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '02) = Nagata fell to the GHC Champion, Jun Akiyama.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '02) = Nagata took down Rick Steiner. Later on, Nagata lost to Tadao Yasuda in the finals of the IWGP Title Tournament.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 2, '02) = Nagata retained the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, beating Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '02) = Nagata kept the IWGP Title, defeating Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '02) = Nagata, Masahito Kakihara & Yutaka Yoshie fell to Kensuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kenzo Suzuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '02) = Nagata & Kensuke Sasaki won over Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 14, '02) = Nagata stayed the IWGP Champ, winning over Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '03) = Nagata kept the IWGP Title, taking down Josh Barnett.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '03) = Nagata & Blue Wolf defeated Perry Saturn & Josh Barnett.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 2, '03) = Nagata lost the IWGP Heavyweight Title to the NWF Champion, Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (June 6, '03) = Nagata defeated Aira Taue.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 13, '03) = Nagata lost, via Countout, to Katsuyori Shibata.
- NJPW Green Dome (July 21, '03) = Nagata pinned Enson Inoue.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '03) = Nagata beat Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '03) = Nagata TKO'ed Katsuyori Shibata. Later on, Nagata fell to Jun Akiyama.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '03) = Nagata & Enson Inoue defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Blue Wolf.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (August 28, '03) = Nagata & Enson Inoue fell to Tadao Yasuda & Ryushi Yanagisawa.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (September 12, '03) = Nagata lost to the Noah GHC Champ, Kenta Kobashi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 13, '03) = Nagata, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Seiji Sakaguchi fought in an "Elimination" Match against Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuyuki Fujita, Minoru Suzuki, Shinsuke Nakamura & Bob Sapp. Nagata was eliminated by Suzuki, who 'survived' along with Sapp.
- NJPW G-1 Climax Tag-Team League '03 (October) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winners, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena (November 3, '03) = Nagata won over Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '04) = Nagata beat Kensuki Sasaki.
- NOAH Budokan Hall (January 10, '04) = Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi lost the NOAH GHC Tag Titles to Mitsu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa.
- NJPW IWGP Title Tournament (February 15, '04) = Nagata defeated Tadao Yasuda, then fell to the eventual winner, Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 28, '04) = Nagata forced Masahiro Chono to submit.
- NJPW Nexess (May 3, '04) = Nagata & Kendo Kashin beat Kensuke Sasaki & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '04) = Nagata fell to Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '04) = Nagata was forced to submit to Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '04) = Nagata & Koji Kanemoto defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Ultimo Dragon.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 9, '04) = Nagata & Hiroyoshi Tenzan lost a "Lumberjack Death" Match to Masahiro Chono & Don Frye.
- NJPW Masa Chono's 20th Anniversary (November 3, '04) = Nagata & Hiroyoshi Tenzan were beaten by Masahiro Chono & Riki Choshu.
- NJPW Toukon Festival (November 13, '04) = Nagata & Osamu Nishimura won an "Elimination" Match over Masahiro Chono & Riki Choshu.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym (December 11, '04) = Nagata was forced to submit to Masahiro Chono.
- NJPW Wrestling World '05 (January 4) = Yuji Nagata won an "Exhibition" Match, 15-11, over Katsuhiko Nagata. Later on, Nagata defeated Blue Wolf and Dolgorsuren Sumiyabazar, but fell in the finals of the "Ultimate Royal" tournament to Ron Waterman.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '05) = Nagata, Kensuke Sasaki, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Hiroshi Tanahashi lost an "Elimination" Match to Masahiro Chono, Manabu Nakanishi, Minoru Suzuki, & Mitsuya Nagai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 26, '05) = Nagata fell to Tsuyoshi Kosaka.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '05 (April) = Nagata lost in the first round to the eventual winner, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (May 14, '05) = Nagata defeated Tsuyoshi Kosaka.
- NJPW G-1 Climax '05 (August) = Nagata competed in the league, which was won by Masa Chono.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '05) = Nagata pinned Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '05) = Nagata, Kendo Kashin, & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yutaka Yoshie, & Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, '05) = Nagata was beaten by Matt Morgan.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '06) = Nagata pinned Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '06) = Nagata fell to Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 19, '06) = Nagata & Naofumi Yamamoto lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '06 (April) = Nagata defeated Tomohiro Ishii, Togi Makabe, and Hiroshi Tanahashi, then lost in the finals to Giant Bernard.
- NJPW IWGP Interim Tag Team Title Tournament (July 2, '06) = Nagata & Naofumi Yamamoto lost in the first round to the eventual winners, Shiro Koshinaka & Togi Makabe.
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament (July 17, '06) = Nagata beat Travis Tomko, then fell to the eventual winner, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW G1 Climax '06 (August) = Nagata competed in the league, which was won by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW G1 Climax Tag-Team League '06 (November/December) = Nagata & Takashi Iizuka lost in the semi-finals to Koji Kanemoto & Hiroshi Tanahashi. Masahiro Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura won the league.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome (January 4, '07) = Nagata lost to the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '07) = Nagata & Kurt Angle defeated Tyson Tomko & Giant Bernard.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '07 (March) = Nagata beat Tomohiro Ishii, Masahiro Chono, Giant Bernard, and Togi Makabe to win the tournament.
- Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling Festival '07 (July 1) = Nagata pinned Stalker Ichikawa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '07) = Nagata forced Giant Bernard to submit.
- NJPW G1 Climax '07 (August) = Nagata beat Shinsuke Nakamura in the semi-finals, but lost to Hiroshi Tanahashi in the finals.
- NJPW Explosion '07 (October 8) = Nagata lost the IWGP Heavyweight Title to Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Destruction '07 (November 11) = Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi were beaten by Shinsuke Nakamura & Giant Bernard.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = Nagata lost to the IGF "IWGP" Champion, Kurt Angle.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '08) = Nagata fell to Toshiaki Kawada.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '08) = Nagata was beaten by Hirooki Goto.
- NJPW G1 Climax '08 (August) = Nagata competed in the league, which was won by Hirooki Goto.
- NJPW Destruction '08 (October 13) = Nagata won the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Title, beating Masato Tanaka.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Nagata stayed the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Champion, pinning Masato Tanaka.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Champion w/ Manabu Nakanishi (8/28/1999 - 7/20/2000)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion (4/05/2002 - 5/02/2003)
- NOAH Global Honor Crown Tag-Team Champion w/ Hiroshi Tanahashi (11/30/2003 - 1/10/2004)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion(2) (4/13/2007 - 10/08/2007)
- ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Champion (10/13/2008 - 2/27/2009)
- NJPW IWGP World Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Wataru Inoue (5/03/2010 - 6/19/2010)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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