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Yuji Nagata


Also known as Lion Maru, Maybach Blue Justice

Current gimmick: Yuji Nagata
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling
Age: 48 years
Birthplace: Togane, Chiba, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Background in sports: Ringen
Alter egos: Lion Maru
Maybach Blue Justice
Yuji Nagata
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Beginning of in-ring career: 14.09.1992
In-ring experience: 23 years
Wrestling style: Allrounder, Techniker
Trainer: NJPW Dojo, Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki
Nickname(s): "Mr. Saikyou", "Mr. IWGP"
Trademark holds: Backdrop Hold, Nagata Lock I-IV, Wrist-Clutch Exploider, Thunder Death Driver
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
TheWrestlingFan wrote on 01.08.2016:
[9.0] "Outstanding physical conditioning, top-level in ring ability, charismatic, and has not been showing any signs of decline eventhough he is reaching 50 years old. Nagata is just legendary."
TheDreamMD wrote on 09.05.2016:
[10.0] "He and Ultimo Dragon were my favorite wrestlers growing up. The in-ring ability, Showmanship, Psychology, Charisma, and work ethic are all incredible. At the age of 48 he hasn't really lost a step in the ring at all and can still perform a top shelf match with any competent worker in the world. His ability to keep himself in great shape shows what it's like if a worker stays away from drugs and pain medication. He is a true testament to the business and I love watching his performances. My only knock on him could be his selling at times isn't always perfect, but that is a small complaint. He could have been a far bigger star in New Japan during the "Dark Years" which may not have been dark if his push would not have been derailed after his record breaking IWGP Heavyweight Championship run. I hope I have the opportunity to shake his hand one day."
gaxal0 wrote on 01.12.2015:
[9.0] "Here's another Puroresu star who had no success Stateside. Back when I watched WCW, I would always route for Yuji Nagata, who brought to the game (in my opinion at that time) quite an interesting strong style. When his time passed in the USA I looked up his work in Japan, and was highly amazed he was taken to his limit many times and put on excellent showings. Nagata already has an impressive legacy, and with no signs of stopping soon I truly believe he has another G1 Climax victory in him."
TrevPuroFan wrote on 01.12.2015:
[10.0] "Yuji Nagata is one of the best of all time, simple. He trained so many legends in the making, has had so many great matches throughout his career. And I love his grumpy old attitude and his facial expressions. 10 points very easy"
JMTheBadOne wrote on 13.12.2014:
[9.0] "Yuji Nagata has pretty much done it all for New Japan and Pro Wrestling NOAH, having enjoyed reigns with both of their heavyweight titles in addition to their tag titles. Nagata specializes in worked shoot matches, having fought such matches against Rolles and Daniel Gracie (as well as Josh Barnett. ) Too bad he didn't get a WCW belt during his excursion to the United States, but his accomplishments in Japan make up for it."
eldenaaaaa wrote on 02.09.2014:
[10.0] "Grumpy attitude, intensity and a wide moveset with kicks, suplexes and submission holds. That's why I love Nagata."
joshimania wrote on 23.06.2013:
[8.0] "Really good in brawls, sprints and multi-man matches though tends to lose something in longer singles matches. Still a great wrestler."

Current Total Rating
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Number of comments: 34
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Average Rating: 9.08
Average in 2016: 9.13
Average in 2015: 9.41
Average in 2014: 9.09
Average in 2013: 8.78
Average in 2012: 9.67
Average in 2011: 10.00
Average in 2010: 9.67
Average in 2009: 8.27
Average in 2008: 8.96
Average in 2007: 8.49

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