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Yuji Nagata

Yuji Nagata

Nationality :Japanease
Date Of Birth :April 24, 1968
Height :6 feet 0 inches
Weight :108 kg

Yuji Nagata 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 Heavyweight Champion.

QUICK FACTS

BornApril 24, 1968 (age 55)
Togane, Chiba
Spouse(s)Chieko Yuji (m. 2002)
Children1
FamilyKatsuhiko Nagata (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Maybach Blue Justice
Super Strong Machine Justice
Yuji Nagata
Billed height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Billed weight108 kg (238 lb)
Trained byNJPW Dojo
Kazuo Yamazaki
DebutSeptember 14, 1992

Yuji Nagata Biography, EarlyLife

Yuji Nagata was born on April 24, 1968, in Togane, Chiba. He is 55 years old as of 2023. He has not yet revealed anything about his family and early life in the media.

Yuji Nagata Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Yuji Nagata’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 108 kg.

Yuji Nagata also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.

Career

He debuted on September 14 of that year, facing Hiroyoshi Yamamoto. Nagata increased in stature during the 1995 inter-promotional angle pitting NJPW loyalists against UWF International wrestlers. Taught the shoot style by Kazuo Yamazaki, who had returned to NJPW after leaving UWFI, Nagata learned the style that has been his trademark ever since.

Nagata joined the American World Championship Wrestling promotion in February 1997 as an arrogant villain. He was managed by Sonny Onoo, who also acted as his translator. He began feuding with Último Dragón, with Nagata repeatedly injuring Dragon’s shoulder. The two rivals faced one another at Halloween Havoc on October 26, with Nagata forcing his smaller opponent to submit with an arm submission hold. They faced one another in a rematch at World War 3 on November 23, with the added stipulation that, should Dragon win, he would receive five minutes alone in the ring with the interfering Onoo. Nagata was able to pin Dragon following a distraction by Onoo, thus ending their feud.

In 1998, Nagata teamed with Kensuke Sasaki and entered a tournament for the number one contenders for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. Nagata and Sasaki won the tournament, but were unable to win the titles in their subseuent title match. Nagata left WCW in August 1998 and returned to New Japan.

In November 2012, Nagata took part in Pro Wrestling Noah’s 2012 Global League, where he won four out of his six matches, with a loss to GHC Heavyweight Champion Takeshi Morishima on the final day, costing him a spot in the finals. From late October 2013 to early November, Nagata took part in Pro Wrestling Noah’s 2013 Global League, defeating Takeshi Morishima in the finals on November 10 to win the tournament and become the first wrestler to have won the G1 Climax, the Champion Carnival and the Global League. 

As a result of his Global League win, Nagata received a shot at the GHC Heavyweight Championship but was defeated by the defending champion, Kenta, on December 7. Nagata received another shot at the title on February 8, 2014, and defeated Takeshi Morishima to become the new champion. He lost the title to Naomichi Marufuji in his fifth defense on July 5.

In August 2015, Nagata, performing as ‘Maybach Blue Justice’, teamed with Maybach Taniguchi and Manabu Nakanishi (performing as ‘Maybach Don’) in the Arukas Cup Six-Man Tag Team Tournament. They won the tournament, defeating Suzuki-gun’s Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & El Desperado in the final.

Yuji Nagata’s Net Worth

The Net worth of Yuji Nagata is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

Yuji Nagata’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

Yuji Nagata Awards

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
    • Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
    • All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jun Akiyama
    • World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kendo Kashin
    • Champion Carnival (2011)
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • IWGP Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Manabu Nakanishi (1) and Wataru Inoue (1)
    • NEVER Openweight Championship (1 time)
    • G1 Climax (2001)
    • G1 Tag League (2000) – with Takashi Iizuka
    • G1 Tag League (2010) – Wataru Inoue
    • New Japan Cup (2007, 2011)
    • New Japan Rumble (2015)
    • Naeba Prince Hotel Cup Tag Tournament (2001) – with Jushin Thunder Liger
    • Samurai! TV Openweight Tag Team Tournament (2005) – with Hirooki Goto
    • MVP Award (2002)
    • Outstanding Performance Award (2001)
    • Singles Best Bout (2001) – vs. Keiji Mutoh on August 12
    • Singles Best Bout (2002) – vs. Masahiro Chono on October 26
    • Tag Team Best Bout (2000) – with Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima on October 9
    • Tag Team Best Bout (2001) – with Jun Akiyama vs. Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh on October 8
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #8 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH
    • GHC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • GHC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hiroshi Tanahashi
    • Arukas Cup 6-Man Tag Tournament (2015) – with Maybach Don and Maybach Taniguchi
    • Global League (2013)
    • Global League Tournament Fighting Spirit Award (2014)
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Tokyo Sports
    • Fighting Spirit Award (2011)

FAQ

What is the height of Yuji Nagata?

His height is 6 feet.

What is the age of Yuji Nagata?

His age is 55 years as of 2023.

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