Manabu Nakanishi

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Title History

  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Satoshi Kojima defeating Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu (May 3, 1997);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Yuji Nagata defeating Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsutoshi Goto (August 28, 1999);
  • NWA (Zero One Max) Intercontinental Tag Team titles w/Takao Omori defeating Kohei Sato & Ryouji Sai (June 24, 2006);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Takao Ohmori defeating Togi Makabe & Shiro Koshinaka for vacant titles (September 28, 2006);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Manabu Nakanishi participated in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games..

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • August 1992: Manabu Nakanishi debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • Super Grade Tag League 1992: Manabu Nakanishi teamed with Tatsumi Fujinami in the tournament..
  • March 1995: Manabu Nakanishi defeated Yuji Nagata to win the Young Lions Cup..

World Championship Wrestling – Kurasawa

  • July 1995: Manabu Nakanishi came to World Championship Wrestling as part of a working agreement with New Japan..
  • Manabu Nakanishi wrestled as “Kurasawa” in World Championship Wrestling..
  • August 4, 1995 – Clash of the Champions: Sting & Hawk beat Meng & Kurasawa — After the match, Kurasawa broke Hawk’s arm!
  • October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Kurasawa pinned Road Warrior Hawk..
  • November 26, 1995 – World War III: Kurasawa participates in the 60-man 3-ring battle royal..

Return to New Japan

  • September 1996: Manabu Nakanishi returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • Manabu Nakanishi formed a tag team with Satoshi Kojima known as Bull Powers..
  • May 4, 1997: Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima defeated Riki Choshu & Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Tag Team titles..
  • December 4, 1998: Scott Norton defeated Manabu Nakanishi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • 1999: Manubu Nakanishi won the G1 Climax defeating Shinya Hashimoto in a group stage match and then Keiji Mutoh later..
  • August 28, 1999: Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara for the IWGP Tag Team titles..
  • March 2000: Manabu Nakanishi helped Yuji Nagata form Fighting Club G-EGGS, a unit of wrestlers with sporting backgrounds..
  • June 2, 2000: Kensuke Sasaki defeated Manabu Nakanishi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • September 2000: Manabu Nakanishi competed in a “Problem” series of matches:
  • ~~~Yutaka Yoshie (9/9), Tadao Yasuda (9/10), Kenzo Suzuki (9/11)..
  • ~~~~~Shiro Koshinaka (9/12), Takashi Iizuka (9/13), Brian Johnston (9/15)..
  • ~~~~~~~Satoshi Kojima (9/16), and Michiyoshi Ohara (9/17)..
  • October 9, 2000: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima defeating Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata to retain their IWGP Tag titles..
  • 2001: Manabu defended NJPW by taking on several outsiders; beating Gary Goodridge, Kazunari Murakami & Tadao Yasuda..
  • February 16, 2002: Manabu Nakanishi defeated Kensuke Sasaki..

New Japan & Karl Gotch

  • Manabu Nakanishi travelled to Tampa Bay, Florida to undergo training with Karl Gotch & Joe Malenko..
  • March 17, 2002: Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated Giant Silva & Giant Singh..
  • June 5, 2002: Manabu Nakanishi & Osamu Nishimura wrestled Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (IWGP Tag champs) to a draw..
  • October 26, 2002 – NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi competes in the New Japan vs Forign Army series of matches..
  • ~~~Manabu Nakanishi (team New Japan) defeats UFO #1 but is defeated by Ryushi Yanagisawa..
  • December 2002: Gotch-ism (Nakanishi/Nishimura/Yoshie) won the first ever Triathlon Survivor..
  • Early 2003: Manabu Nakanishi took Hiroshi Tanahashi under his wing..
  • March 9, 2003: Yuji Nagata wrestled Manabu Nakanishi to a 60-minute draw!
  • January 04, 2004–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Manabu Nakanishi beat Genichiro Tenryu..
  • November 13, 2004–New Japan: Kazuyuki Fujita & Kendo Kashin defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Shinsuke Nakamura..
  • May 14, 2005–NJPW: Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeating Kendo Kashin & Nakanishi to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 29, 2005–NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • October 8, 2005–New Japan PPV: Kendo Kashin & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Charlie Haas & Mark Jindrak..
  • November 23, 2005–NJPW: Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka ..
  • November 26, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka..
  • November 27, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie ..
  • November 30, 2005–NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie..
  • December 3, 2005–NJPW: Mark Jindrak & Matt Morgan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka..
  • December 4, 2005–NJPW: Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi..
  • December 6, 2005–NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Mark Jindrak & Matt Morgan..
  • December 7, 2005–NJPW: Riki Choshi/Nakanishi/Hiroshi Tanahashi beat M.Chono/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Tatsutoshi Goto..
  • December 8, 2005–NJPW: Mark Jindrak & Matt Morgan defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Nagao..
  • December 9, 2005–NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeared Masahiro Chono & Hiro Saito ..
  • December 10, 2005–NJPW: Brock Lesnar defeated Manabu Nakanishi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • December 11, 2005–NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Matt Morgan & Mark Jindrak..
  • April 13, 2007–NJPW: Manabu Nakanishi defeated Orlando Jordan with the Hercules Cutter..
  • June 20, 2009–NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Manabu Nakanishi to win the IWGP Heavyweight title in Osaka.