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Nobuhiko Takada (April 12, 1962) is a former Japanese mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler. He was an executive of PRIDE Fighting Championships and founder of the HUSTLE Wrestling Organization.

He is best known for helping to popularize shoot-style professional wrestling, as one of the biggest stars of the Universal Wrestling Federation and UWF International in the '80s and '90s. Despite his irregular fight record and kayfabe politics, Takada is credited with the existence of PRIDE and the Japanese MMA boom.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #27 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1995
    • PWI ranked him #43 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the PWI Years in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #13 of the 100 best tag teams during the PWI Years with Akira Maeda in 2003

Filmography

Year Title Role
1989 Yawara! Himself
2006 Simsons Noriyuki Motoyima
2007 Calling You Mr. Yamaguchi
2010 Watashi no Yasashiku nai Senpai Makoto Iriomote
Bokutachi no Play Ball Himself
2012 Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai Quick service delivery man
2014 Idai Naru, Shurarabon Nami Natsume
2015 Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3 General Black
Mr. Maxman Ryo Jindaiji

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