Yuji Nagata

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Title History

 

  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Manabu Nakanishi defeating Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsutoshi Goto (August 28, 1999);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Tadao Yasuda (April 5, 2002);
  • NOAH GHC Tag Team titles w/Hiroshi Tanahashi defeating Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi (November 30, 2003);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Kendo Kashin defeating Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima (June 12, 2004);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi (April 13, 2007);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • 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!
  • April 13, 2007: Yuji Nagata defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight title in Osaka, Japan..
  • April 20, 2007–NJPW: Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Giant Bernard ….
  • May 3, 2007–NJPW: Giant Bernard & Travis Tomko beat Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka to retain the IWGP Tag Team titles..
  • February 17, 2008: Yuji Nagata (age 39) was rushed to the hospital after showing up at a Tokyo Sumo Hall event..
  • ~~~Nagata was complaining of severe pain in the brain and also had no control of the left side of his body..