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Yuji Nagata (April 24, 1968) is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is known for his perennial tweener status and his stiff, shoot style wrestling technique. In New Japan Pro Wrestling he is a former 2-time IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.


In wrestling

  • Nagata Lock ("crooked" figure-4 leglock)
  • Nagata Lock II (Crossface)
  • Nagata Lock III (Doublearm crossface)
  • Nagata Lock IV (inverted doublearm crossface)
  • Thunder Death Driver (twisting brainbuster)
  • Back Drop Hold (Backdrop Suplex to cradle pin)
  • Shiromi (gyaku hayanada with theatrics)
  • Exploder Suplex
  • Wrist-Clutch Exploder
  • Enzuigiri
  • Kneel Kick
  • Corner shining wizard

Championships and accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Tokyo Sports
    • Fighting Spirit Award (2001, 2011)
    • Match of the Year Award (2001) vs. Kazuyuki Fujita on June 6
    • Match of the Year Award (2002) vs. Yoshihiro Takayama on May 2
    • Technique Award (1998, 1999)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • 5 Star Match (2000)  – with Takashi Iizuka vs. Toshiaki Kawada and Masanobu Fuchi on December 14


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