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Shinsuke Nakamura at BCW East Meets West

Shinsuke Nakamura (中邑 真輔 Nakamura Shinsuke?, born February 24, 1980)[1][7] is a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist currently signed to WWE competing in their developmental territory NXT, where he is a former two-time NXT Champion.

Nakamura is best known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, five-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and the winner of the 2011 G1 Climax, 2006 G1 Tag League, and 2014 New Japan Cup tournaments. He is the youngest IWGP Heavyweight Champion in history, having won the title for the first time at the age of 23 years and 9 months.[8] In 2015, Nakamura was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Bomaye (NJPW/ROH) / Kinshasa (NXT) (Running knee strike to an opponent's head, sometimes to a kneeling or seated opponent) – 2009–present
    • Landslide (Samoan driver, sometimes from the second rope) – 2006–2009; 2015
  • Signature moves
    • Cross armbar, sometimes while flying
    • Death Valley driver
    • Diving knee strike to an opponent's head or chest 
    • Double knee backbreaker
    • Double underhook piledriver - 2006-2013
    • El Niño (Springboard moonsault) – rarely used
    • Front sleeper hold
    • German suplex
    • Inverted exploder suplex
    • Knee drop, sometimes to back of the head of an opponent in the ring apron
    • Lariat
    • Running knee strike to the midsection of a cornered opponent
    • Shining Triangle (Running triangle choke while using the opponent's knee for leverage)
    • Vibration Boot (stomping a seated opponent on the corner while rocking his body)