Manabu Nakanishi



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 266 lbs

Real Name: Manabu Nakanishi

DOB: 1/22/1967

Hometown: Kyoto, Japan

Other Names: Kurasawa(WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1992

Finishing Maneuver: Backbreaker Rack, Hercules Cutter, Mana Bauer, Mount Fuji Suplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #185(2010), #69(2009), #176(2008), #116(2007), #154(2006), #234(2005), #167(2004), #159(2003), #106(2002), #80(2001), #29(2000), #131(1999), #125(1998)

Other Related Websites:
Manabu Nakanishi - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Manabu Nakanishi - Strong Style Spirit Bio
Manabu Nakanishi - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (73 - 89, 1 Draw)
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 6, '93) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata fell to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima lost to Koki Kitahara & Hiromichi Fuyuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '93) = Nakanishi, Keiji Mutoh, & Akira Nogami were taken down by Masashi Aoyagi, Kengo Kimura, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '93) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Osamu Nishimura were beaten by Tatsutoshi Goto, Norio Honoga, & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '93) = Nakanishi & Masa Saito lost to Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = Nakanishi & Masa Chono fell to Takashi Ishikawa & Super Strong Machine.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 8, '93) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Yuji Nagata defeated Yuji Yasuraoka, Nobukazu Hirai, & Yoshiro Ito.
- NJPW Battlefield Yokohama (September 23, '93) = Nakanishi & Masa Chono fell to Hiromichi Fuyuki & Tatsumi Kitihara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 4, '93) = Nakanishi defeated Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '94) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Osamu Kido, & El Samurai lost to Kengo Kimura, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Shiro Koshinaka, Michiyoshi Ohara, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '94) = Nakanishi, Takayuki Iizuka, & Akira Nogami beat Bobby Eaton, Mike Enos, & Rambo.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 24, '94) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima defeated Yuji Nagata & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '94) = Nakanishi & Tokimitsu Ishizawa took down Akira Nogami & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '94) = Nakanishi, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, & Yuji Nagata fell to Akira Nogami, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '94) = Nakanishi & Black Cat were beaten by Norio Honaga & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '94) = Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, & Shinjiro Ohtani lost to Jushin Liger, Akira Nogami, & El Samurai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '94) = Nakanishi beat Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 30, '94) = Nakanishi & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Takayuki Iizuka & Akira Nogami.
- NJPW Battle Seven (January 4, '95) = Nakanishi was pinned by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '95) = Nakanishi took down Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Young Lions League '95 (March) = Nakanishi won the league.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '95 (May 3) = Nakanishi lost to Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 14, '95) = Nakanishi fell to Shinya Hashimoto.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI (August 4, '95) = Kurasawa & Meng were beaten by Road Warrior Hawk & Sting.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '95 (October 29) = Kurasawa pinned Road Warrior Hawk.
- WCW World War III '95 (November 26) = Kurasawa competed in the "WWIII Three-Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Randy Savage.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League VI (October/November '96) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima competed in the league, which was won by Scott Norton & Shinya Hashimoto.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '97) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, Osamu Nishimura, & Junji Hirata won over Yuji Nagata, Osamu Kido, Takashi Iizuka, & Kazuo Yamazaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima lost to the IWGP Tag Champs, Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura.
- NJPW Battle Formation '97 (April 12) = Nakanishi was forced to submit to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Osaka Dome (May 3, '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima won the IWGP Tag Titles over Riki Choshu & Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima retained the IWGP Tag-Team straps, beating Masa Chono & nWo Sting.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 1, '97) = Nakanishi was pinned by the Great Muta in the first round of the G-1 Climax '97.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '97) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Tadao Yasuda fell to Kengo Kimura, Akira Nogami, & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '97) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Junji Hirata were taken down by Akira Nogami, Kengo Kimura, & Tatsumi Fujinami.
- NJPW Osaka Dome (August 10, '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima lost the IWGP Tag-Team Titles to Kazu Yamazaki & Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Three Gun Tag Team Tournament (September '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima took down Akitoshi Saito & Kengo Kimura, then lost to Shinya Hashimoto & Tadao Yasuda. Kensuke Sasaki & Kensuke Yamazaki won the tournament.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September 23, '97) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW Fukuoka Dome (November 2, '97) = Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima, & Tadao Yasuda fell to Michiyoshi Ohara, Scott Norton, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January 4, '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima were beaten by Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 15, '98) = Nakanishi forced Hiroyoshi Tenzan to submit.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (April 4, '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima won over Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Title Tournament (June '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima beat Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsutoshi Goto, then lost to Shiro Koshinaka & Genichiro Tenryu. Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the tournament.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '98) = Nakanishi took down Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Title Tournament (June '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima took down Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsotoshi Goto, then fell to Shiro Koshinaka & Genichiro Tenryu. Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (July 31, '98) = Nakanishi was forced to submit to Masa Chono in the first round of the G-1 Climax '98.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 1, '98) = Nakanishi, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Osamu Nishimura were beaten by Keiji Mutoh, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Big Titan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '98) = Nakanishi & Junji Hirata fell to Osamu Kido & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Osaka Dome (August 8, '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima beat Yuji Nagata & Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NJPW WCW Tag Title Contenders League (September '98) = Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima competed in the league, which was won by Kensuke Sasaki & Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Wrestling World '99 (January 4) = Nakanishi forced Kazuyuki Fujita to submit.
- NJPW St Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Fujita, & Yuji Nagata defeated Tatsutoshi Goto, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (April 10, '99) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata lost to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '99) = Nakanishi was forced to submit to Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '99) = Nakanishi was beaten by Masa Chono.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '99) = Nakanishi took down Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '99) = Nakanishi won over Shinya Hashimoto and Keiji Mutoh to win the '99 G-1 Climax.
- NJPW Battle of Last Summer (August 28, '99) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata won the IWGP World Tag-Team Titles, beating Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW G-1 Tag-Team League '99 (September) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata took down Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the semi-finals, then lost in the finals to Keiji Mutoh & Scott Norton.
- NJPW Final Dome '99 (October 11, '99) = Nakanish lost to the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Wrestling World '00 (January 4) = Nakanishi defeated Kenzo Suzuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '00) = Nakanishi forced Hiroyoshi Tenzan to submit.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '00 (May 5) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata retained the NJPW IWGP Tag-Team Titles, beating Kazunari Murakami & Naoya Ogawa.
- NJPW Dome Impact '00 (April 7) = Nakanishi pinned Scott Norton.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 2, '00) = Nakanishi lost to the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena PPV (July 30) = Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie fell to Yuji Nagata & Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '00) = Nakanishi beat Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '00) = Nakanishi took down Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '00) = Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masa Chono, then lost in the finals of the '00 G-1 Climax to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Do Judge (October 9, '00) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym (December 14, '00) = Nakanishi forced Osamu Nishimura to submit.
- NJPW Wrestling World '01 (January 4) = Nakanishi & Jushin Liger fell to Keiji Mutoh & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '01) = Nakanishi beat Super J.
- NJPW Strong Style '01 (April 9) = Nakanishi was beaten by Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '01 (May 5) = Nakanishi & Riki Choshu defeated Kazunari Murakami & Naoya Ogawa.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, '01) = Nakanishi pinned Mike Barton.
- NJPW Dome Quake (July 20, '01) = Nakanishi fell to Gary Goodridge.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '01) = Nakanishi forced Minoru Tanaka to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '01) = Nakanishi & Tadao Yasuda lost to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Rainbow Hall PPV (September 16, '01) = Nakanishi took down Gary Goodridge.
- NJPW Indicate of Next (October 8, '01) = Nakanishi won a "Vale Tudo" Match over Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW International Center PPV (October 28, '01) = Nakanishi fell to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (December 11, '01) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated Danny Devine & Kensuke Sasaki, then lost to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan, who went on to win the '01 G-1 Tag-Team League.
- NJPW Wrestling World '02 (January 4) = Nakanishi won, via Countout, over Giant Silva.
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament (February '02) = Nakanishi lost in the first round to Yuji Nagata. Tadao Yasuda won the tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '02) = Nakanishi pinned Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW 30th Anniversary Show (May 2, '02) = Nakanishi was forced to submit to Bas Rutten.
- NJPW Fighting Spirit Memorial Day (May 28, '02) = Nakanishi took down Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '02) = Nakanishi fell to Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NJPW Furitsu Gym PPV (August 3, '02) = Nakanishi fought to a 30-Minute Draw with Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '02) = Nakanishi was beaten by Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '02) = Nakanishi & Masayuki Naruse lost to Ryushi Tanagisawa & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Spiral (October 14, '02) = Nakanishi lost, via Countout, to Bob Sapp.
- NJPW International Center PPV (October 26, '02) = Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Nishimura, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Yutaka Yoshie lost an "Elimination" Match to Kazunari Murakami, Tadao Yasuda, Ryushi Yanagisawa, Makai Masks #1 & #2.
- NJPW Triathlon Survivor League '02 (November/December) = Nakanishi, Osamu Nishimura, & Yutaka Yoshie won in the finals over Mike Barton, Yuji Nagata, & Jim Steele.
- NJPW Wrestling World '03 (January 4) = Nakanishi & Masa Chono fell to Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '03) = Nakanishi pinned Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush (May 2, '03) = Nakanishi lost a "Vale Tudo" Match in the 3rd round to Kazuyuki Fujita.
- NJPW Crush (June 13, '03) = Nakanishi forced Mitsuya Nagai to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '03) = Nakanishi was beaten by Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '03) = Nakanishi & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Enson Inoue & Michiyoshi Ohara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '03) = Nakanishi & Josh Barnett beat Shinya Makabe & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NJPW Osaka Dream Night (August 28, '03) = Nakanishi won, via DQ, over Kazunari Murakami.
- NJPW Ultimate Crush II (October 13, '03) = Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, Seiji Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan lost an "Elimination" Match to Kazuyuki Fujita, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bob Sapp, Minoru Suzuki, & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena PPV (November 3, '03) = Nakanishi & Osamu Nishimura fell to Shinsuka Nakamura & Bob Sapp.
- NJPW Wrestling World '04 (January 4) = Nakanishi pinned Genichiro Tenryu.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 28, '04) = Nakanishi & Genichiro Tenryu lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama.
- NJPW Nexess (May 3, '04) = Nakanishi & Kensuke Sasaki were beaten by Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (August 8, '04) = Nakanishi forced Togi Makabe to submit.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '04) = Nakanishi was pinned by Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '04) = Nakanishi lost to Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '04) = Nakanishi & Ultimo Dragon fell to Koji Kanemoto & Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 9, '04) = Nakanishi was beaten by Minoru Suzuki.
- NJPW Masa Chono's 20th Anniversary (November 3, '04) = Nakanishi, Don Frye, & Scott Norton won over Shinsuke Nakamura, Blue Wolf, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Toukon Festival (November 13, '04) = Nakanishi & Shinsuke Nakamura lost to Kazuyuki Fujita & Kendo Kashin.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (December 11, '04) = Nakanishi & Jushin Liger beat Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii.
- NJPW Wrestling World '05 (January 4) = Nakanishi forced Toru Yano to submit, then fell to Ron Waterman, who went on to win the "Ultimate Royal" Tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '05) = Nakanishi, Masa Chono, Mitsuya Nagai, & Minoru Suzuki won an "Elimination" Match over Yuji Nagata, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kensuke Sasaki, & Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Nexess V (March 26, '05) = Nakanishi lost to Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '05 (April) = Nakanishi defeated Hirooki Goto, Masa Chono, and Kendo Kashin, before losing in the finals to Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Nexess VI (May 14, '05) = Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '05) = Nakanishi pinned Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '05) = Nakanishi, Kendo Kashin, & Yuji Nagata took down Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Toukon Souzou New Chapter (October 8, '05) = Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin defeated Charlie Haas & Mark Jindrak.
- NJPW Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 (January 4, '06) = Nakanishi was pinned by Giant Bernard.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 19, '06) = Nakanishi & Giant Bernard lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (March 19, '06) = Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka fell to Riki Choshu & Tomohiro Ishii.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '06 (April) = Nakanishi beat Takashi Iizuka and Ryouji Sai, before falling to the eventual winner, Giant Bernard.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '06) = Nakanishi was pinned by Satoshi Kojima.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '06) = Nakanishi, Riki Choshu, & Akebono beat Masa Chono, Yoshihiro Takayama, & Milano Collection AT.
- NJPW Explosion (October 9, '06) = Nakanishi & Riki Choshu lost to Masa Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom In Tokyo Dome (January 4, '07) = Nakanishi, Riki Choshu, Takashi Iizuka, & Naofumi Yamamoto were beaten by Giant Bernard, Ro-Z, Taru, & Suwama.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 18, '07) = Nakanishi was pinned by Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '07 (March) = Nakanishi took down Shiro Koshinaka, then lost to Giant Bernard. Yuji Nagata won the tournament.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '07) = Nakanishi defeated Milano Collection AT.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '07) = Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka, & Naofumi Yamamoto fell to Masa Chono, Giant Bernard, & Akebono.
- NJPW Explosion '07 (October 8) = Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka, Mitsuhide Hirasawa, Takashi Uwano, & Naofumi Yamamoto were beaten by Masa Chono, Riki Choshu, Jushin Liger, Super Strong Machine, & Akira.
- NJPW Destruction '07 (November 11) = Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata lost to Shinsuke Nakamura & Giant Bernard.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = Nakanishi defeated Abyss.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '08) = Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka, Koji Kanemoto, & Tiger Mask IV won over Taichi Ishikari, Tetsuya Naito, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Yujiro.
- NJPW New Japan Cup '08 (March) = Nakanishi lost in the first round to Rhino. Hiroshi Tanahashi won the tournament.
- Zero One Miracle Rocket - 2nd Impact (April 6, '08) = Nakanishi lost to the ZeroOne-Max World Heavyweight Champion, Masato Tanaka.
- Zero-One Fire Festival '08 (July/August) = Nakanishi lost in the semi-finals match to the eventual winner, Masato Tanaka. Takao Omori was the other participant in the match.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '08) = Nakanishi fell to Wataru Inoue.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 17, '08) = Nakanishi, Tetsuya Naito, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask IV, & Yujiro were beaten by Karl Anderson, Takashi Iizuka, Toru Yano, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW G1 Climax '08 (August) = Nakanishi competed in the league, which was won by Hirooki Goto.
- NJPW Destruction '08 (October 13) = Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie beat Masahiro Chono & Hiroshi Tanahashi.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Nakanishi was pinned by Jun Akiyama.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP World Tag-Team Champion w/ Satoshi Kojima (5/03/1997 - 8/10/1997)
- NJPW IWGP World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Yuji Nagata (8/28/1999 - 7/20/2000)
- NWA Intercontinental Tag-Team Champion w/ Takao Omori (6/24/2006 - 3/08/2007)
- NJPW IWGP World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Takao Omori (9/28/2006 - 3/11/2007)
- NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Champion (5/06/2009 - 6/20/2009)

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