|Nakajima in October 2017|
Katsuhiko Nakajima (中嶋 勝彦 Nakajima Katsuhiko, born March 11, 1988) is a Japanese professional wrestler, signed to Pro Wrestling Noah, where he is a former GHC Heavyweight Champion and a former three times GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion. He started his career in Kensuke Sasaki's Kensuke Office/Diamond Ring dojo and agency. He has also wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a former World Junior Heavyweight Champion. A successful karateka, his style is based upon strong, fast kicks and strikes.
Having made his professional debut aged 15 in a mixed martial arts contest, Nakajima has already made a significant impact on puroresu, earning the nickname "Supernova" and facing Hall of Famers such as Kenta Kobashi, Satoru Sayama, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Tatsumi Fujinami. He has competed in several notable Japanese promotions, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Inoki Genome Federation, Pro Wrestling Zero1, Michinoku Pro, Dragon Gate, and currently, Noah.
He has set several age records over his short career, including being the youngest wrestler to compete in AJPW's Champion Carnival tournament and the youngest to hold the World Junior Heavyweight Championship. He won the Tokyo Sports "Rookie of the Year" award in 2004 and the Fighting Spirit award in 2005. Having worked for Noah for most of his career, both as a representative of Diamond Ring and as a freelancer, he officially signed with the promotion in December 2015.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Fightning World Japan (2002-2004)Edit
An accomplished karateka, Nakajima was hired by Riki Choshu's World Japan promotion in December 2002 at the age of 14. He debuted for World Japan (WJ) in September 2003, facing American fighter Jason Leigh in an MMA fight, winning via knockout in one minute and thirty-five seconds. His true professional wrestling debut came on the main event of World Japan's "RESOLUTION" card on January 5, 2004, losing via submission to Tomohiro Ishii. Nakajima continued to wrestle for WJ for a short time, even wrestling the original Tiger Mask Satoru Sayama before signing with Kensuke Office in April.
Diamond Ring/Kensuke Office (2004-2013)Edit
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2004-2005)Edit
This led to his debut with New Japan Pro Wrestling, facing legendary junior heavyweight Jushin Thunder Liger in the Tokyo Dome on May 3, 2004. Throughout the rest of 2004, Nakajima competing in Block B of NJPW's Best of the Super Juniors tournament, finishing with two points by defeating Curry Man and reaching the finals of the Young Lion Toukon (fighting spirit) tournament, losing to Ryusuke Taguchi. His appearances in NJPW became much more sporadic around this time, with his final match to date taking place on April 24, 2005, a loss to 6-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami.
All Japan Pro Wrestling (2004-2008)Edit
He made his debut with All Japan Pro Wrestling on January 5, 2004 successfully teaming with Toshiaki Kawada in a six-man tag team match. On June 12, 2004 Nakajima received the first championship match of his career, teaming with Kensuke Sasaki to unsuccessfully challenge Masanobu Fuchi & Genichiro Tenryu for the All Asia Tag Team Championship. Nakajima and Kensuke Sasaki teamed up in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League in November and December 2004, finishing with four points in Block B. Nakajima received his first opportunity at a singles championship on April 20, 2005, losing to World Junior Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku. He also teamed with Tomoaki Honma in a tournament throughout June 2005 to decide the vacant All Asia Tag Team Championship, making it to the finals before losing to Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI. Just over one month later on July 26, 2005, Nakajima and Kensuke Sasaki defeated Kondo and YASSHI for the titles in their second defense, giving Nakajima his first championship. They would continue to defend the titles through 2005, against such teams as Arashi & Ryuji Hijikata and Buchanan & D'Lo Brown. On March 21, 2006, Nakajima won a three-way elimination match in AJPW, defeating both Tomoaki Honma and NOSAWA Rongai to earn a spot in Block B of the prestigious 2006 Champion Carnival, becoming the youngest man to participate in the tournament. Nakajima finished in last place in the block with two points by defeating D'Lo Brown. Nakajima then participated in the 2006 Junior League tournament from June 25, 2006 to July 3, 2006, to decide a challenger for the Junior Heavyweight Championship; Katsuhiko won his block with five points, before losing in the final to Kaz Hayashi. On July 2, 2006, Nakajima's partner Kensuke Sasaki suffered a left eye fracture in a match against Katsuyori Shibata in BML, taking him out of action for the foreseeable future and forcing the team to vacate the All Asia Tag Team Championship on October 29, 2006 after holding the titles since July 2005.
On October 15, 2006, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kaz Hayashi were announced as one of seven teams in the 2006 World's Strongest Tag Determination League, to take place in December 2006. They had a strong showing in the tournament, defeating such teams as NOSAWA Rongai & Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Minoru Suzuki and RO'Z & Suwama and drawing with Taiyō Kea & TAKA Michinoku, finishing with 5 points overall. Kensuke Sasaki made his return from injury on January 2, 2007, teaming with Nakajima to defeat TARU & "brother" YASSHI. The following day Nakajima faced YASSHI in a match to determine Shuji Kondo's next challenger for the Junior Heavyweight Championship, winning via disqualification when Kondo himself interfered. He made his challenge on February 17, 2007, defeating Kondo to end his 16-month reign, and becoming the youngest junior heavyweight champion in history. Nakajima made his first defense of the title on April 30, 2007, defeating Kondo's Voodoo Murders partner "brother" YASSHI, as well as Ryuji Hijikata on May 27, 2007.
Nakajima once again participated in the Junior League in June 2007, finishing in third place for his block with four points, behind Hijikata and Kondo. The league was won by American wrestler Chris Sabin, setting up a title match between Sabin and Nakajima on August 26, 2007, in which Nakajima was victorious. On September 19, 2007, Nakajima was pinned in a tag team match by visiting luchador Silver King, who then challenged Nakajima to a future junior heavyweight title match. The match was made official for October 18, 2007 at All Japan's 35th anniversary show; on October 8, 2007, Nakajima suffered a fractured navicular bone in his right hand, forcing him off of several shows on the tour, though he defended the title as scheduled. When the match came, Nakajima and Silver King fought to a no contest, forcing PWF commissioner Hiroshi Hase to hold up the title belt, although Nakajima remained the official champion. Katsuhiko then took time off to nurse his injured hand. On March 1, 2008, in a rematch from their October encounter, Nakajima lost to Silver King in a match to decide the vacant junior heavyweight title. Later that month, Nakajima teamed with Ryuji Hijikata to participate in the six-team Junior Tag League, winning the tournament with six points by defeating the teams of Silver King and Shuji Kondo, MAZADA and NOSAWA Rongai, and T28 and KUSHIDA, as well as Kaz Hayashi and El Samurai in the final, who had defeated them in the group stage. On May 25, 2008 in AJPW, Nakajima and Sasaki lost to Taiyō Kea and Minoru Suzuki in a match to determine the #1 contenders to the World Tag Team Championship. On June 13, 2008 at Kensuke Office's "Take the Dream Vol. 5", Nakajima faced NOAH's Kenta, losing the contest after 27 minutes. The following night in NOAH, Sasaki and Nakajima faced Kenta Kobashi and Kenta, wrestling to a 30-minute time limit draw. On June 29, 2008, Nakajima wrestled what would be his last match in AJPW for the time being, teaming with Kaz Hayashi to defeat Ryuji Hijikata and T28.
Dragon Gate (2004)Edit
Osaka Pro Wrestling (2004)Edit
Differ Cup (2005)Edit
On May 7, 2005, Katsuhiko participated in the 2005 Differ Cup, a biennial cross-promotional junior heavyweight tag team tournament, teaming with Osaka Pro's Takehiro Murahama; the two lost to Super Shisa and Tiger Emperor in the first round.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX (2005)Edit
Nakajima made his debut for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX on July 9, 2005, winning a six-man junior tag team match. He went on to defeat Osamu Namiguchi on August 31 for his first singles title, the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, though whether this can be considered part of the title's official lineage is disputed. He held it until June 24, 2006, losing the title to premier ZERO1-MAX junior Tatsuhito Takaiwa. This is to date Nakajima's last appearance with the promotion.
Kensuke Office Events (2006,2008)Edit
On February 11, 2006 at a Kensuke Office show celebrating Kensuke Sasaki's 20th career anniversary, Nakajima teamed with Genichiro Tenryu against the "dream team" of Kenta Kobashi and Kensuke Sasaki, falling to a Sasaki lariat. Nakajima returned from injury on February 11, 2008 at Kensuke Office's first anniversary show, defeating fellow Kensuke Sasaki protégé Ryuji Yamaguchi; he would follow this up with victories over two more Kensuke trainees in Kento Miyahara and Takashi Okita on February 16, 2008 and March 9, 2008 respectively, held in the Kensuke Office exercise hall. On March 28, 2008, Nakajima faced and defeated Osaka Pro and Dragon Gate wrestler Magnitude Kishiwada on Kensuke Office's first event in the Fukuoka region.
Independent Circuit (2006)Edit
On April 19, 2006, Nakajima entered Big Mouth Loud (BML), losing to company ace Katsuyori Shibata. The following month, Nakajima and Kensuke Sasaki battled in Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), defeating Big Japan's Daisuke Sekimoto and Dramatic Dream Team's (DDT) Daichi Kakimoto in a tag team match when Nakajima pinned Kakimoto.
Global Professional Wrestling Alliance (2006)Edit
On November 14, 2006, Nakajima wrestled in the main event of the debut show of the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance, a cooperation of several different promotions, teaming with NOAH's Go Shiozaki and El Dorado's Takuya Sugawara to defeat ZERO1-MAX's Ryouji Sai, Dramatic Dream Team's HARASHIMA and Kaientai Dojo's KAZMA.
Ring Of Honor (2008,2009)Edit
On September 14, 2008, Nakajima participated in American promotion Ring of Honor's second tour of Japan, teaming with Naomichi Marufuji against Kenta and Kota Ibushi in a special tag match. The two teams went to a 30-minute time limit draw; the match was restarted, but ended once more in a draw after an additional five minutes expired. The following week on September 20, Nakajima wrestled his first match in the United States, challenging GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Bryan Danielson at ROH's Glory by Honor VII. Danielson would retain his title, making Nakajima submit to the Cattle Mutilation.
On November 13, 2009 Nakajima made his return to Ring of Honor in Novi, Michigan in a losing effort against Kenny Omega. The next night in Mississauga Ontario he was victorious against El Generico in a match that was hard hitting and fast paced. The fans in turn gave Nakajima the "please come back" chant.
End with Diamond RingEdit
On July 31, 2015, Nakajima left Diamond Ring.
Pro Wrestling Noah (2005,2007,2008-Present)Edit
On July 18, 2005, Nakajima made his debut in Pro Wrestling Noah, wrestling in a six-man tag team match in the Tokyo Dome. He would continue by teaming with Kensuke Sasaki against Kenta Kobashi and his own protégé Go Shiozaki in an inter-generation tag team match on November 5, 2005, with Sasaki pinning Shiozaki after a lariat. This match was rated 4 out of 5 stars by wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, one of only eight NOAH matches to receive that or a higher rating. On September 1, 2007, Nakajima challenged Pro Wrestling Noah's Takeshi Morishima for his ROH World Championship in the main event of a Kensuke Office show, putting up a good fight but losing in the end. In March and April 2008, Nakajima and Sasaki participated in Pro Wrestling Noah's Global Tag League, a 9-team round-robin tag team tournament. The two finished tied in 5th place with 8 points, defeating the teams of Jun Akiyama and Takeshi Rikio, D'Lo Brown and Buchanan, and Go Shiozaki and Akira Taue, and drawing with Takeshi Morishima and Muhammad Yone, and GHC Tag Team Champions Naomichi Marufuji and Takashi Sugiura. Nakajima began to wrestle consistently with NOAH starting July 2, 2008, and it was announced the following week that he and the rest of Kensuke Office would be lending their support to NOAH instead of All Japan for the foreseeable future. Among Nakajima's first matches in NOAH were singles contests against former GHC Heavyweight Champion Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa on July 5, 2008 and July 13, 2008 respectively, losing both matches.
In August and September 2008, Nakajima entered NOAH's annual NTV Cup junior heavyweight tag team league, teaming with DDT's Kota Ibushi in the 8-team tournament. The two finished in fifth place with eight points, including a victory over 2007 winners, as well as the eventual 2008 winners, Kenta and Taiji Ishimori. Nakajima and Ibushi would team once more on September 8, 2008 on a co-production between DDT and SEM, NOAH's offshoot promotion for younger wrestlers, against DDT's HARASHIMA and Antonio Honda. The match originally went to a 20-minute time limit draw, but was restarted and Nakajima pinned Honda shortly thereafter. Nakajima went to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship from Kenta using his Death Roll at the February 11th Kensuke Office event. A notable fact is that this was the second time Nakajima and Sasaki held the Jr. Heavyweight and Heavyweight titles of the same promotion at the same time, the first being All Japan.
He would then lose the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship back to Kenta via a Go 2 Sleep at the March 1st Pro Wrestling Noah event; coincidentally, Sasaki would lose the GHC Heavyweight Title later that night.
On September 23, 2011, Nakajima defeated Kotaro Suzuki to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship for the second time. However, he was forced to vacate the title just nine days later, after undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis. Nakajima returned on November 27 and defeated Ricky Marvin in a decision match to regain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. On May 9, 2012, Nakajima lost the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship to Yoshinobu Kanemaru, ending his third reign at 164 days. Nakajima along with his mentor Kensuke Sasaki reached the Pro Wrestling Noah Global Tag League final in 2013, but lost to the team of KENTA and Yoshihiro Takayama. Nakajima then took part in a brief feud with Maybach Taniguchi which culminated at NOAH "GREAT VOYAGE 2013 IN TOKYO" event. Also at the event Naomichi Marufuji recruited Nakajima into is faction "Brave". On February 11, 2014, Nakajima earned his first win over his mentor Kensuke Sasaki in the main event of a show celebrating his tenth anniversary in professional wrestling. The match turned out to be Sasaki's retirement match. On December 24, 2015, Noah held a press conference announcing that Nakajima would be ending his days as a freelancer and officially joining the promotion on January 1, 2016. On February 24, 2016, Nakajima picked up the biggest win of his career by defeating Minoru Suzuki in the main event of Noah's show in Korakuen Hall. As a result, Nakajima was granted a shot at the GHC Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated by Takashi Sugiura on March 19.
From July 22 to August 13, 2016, Nakajima took part in NJPW's 2016 G1 Climax, where he finished tied third in his block with a record of five wins and four losses, failing to advance to the finals. On October 23, Nakajima defeated Takashi Sugiura to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Nakajima made his first title defense in a match against the 2016 Global League Tournament winner, Minoru Suzuki, at One Night Cruise in Korakuen on December 2. Nakajima's second title defense was on December 24 as a part the Winter Navigation tour where he defended his title against his ally and occasional tag team partner, Masa Kitamiya. Following the match, Sugiura challenged Nakajima to a rematch for the title. This rematch would take place on January 7, 2017, which was the first show of Noah's first tour of 2017 "The First Navigation." Nakajima ultimately defeated Sugiura thus marking his third title defense. Nakajima defeated Go Shiozaki at "Great Voyage in Yokohama" on March 12, 2017, marking his fourth title defense. On June 4, 2017 at "Navigation with Breeze", Nakajima made his fifth title defense against Muhammad Yone. He followed it up with his sixth successful defense against Atsushi Kotoge on June 25, 2017. Nakajima made his seventh title defense against Brian Cage. On August 26, Nakajima lost the title to Eddie Edwards.
- Finishing moves
- Bridging German suplex, sometimes while hooking the opponent's leg or while applying a straight jacket
- Vertical drop Style Brainbuster - 2016
- Diamond Bomb (Fireman's carry brainbuster) – 2014
- Multiple kick variations
- Death Roll (Jumping spinning calf to back of the opponent's head)
- R-15 (High-angle reverse roundhouse to the opponent's head)
- Roundhouse to the opponent's head
- Signature moves
- Ankle lock, sometimes while grapevining the opponent's leg
- Multiple kick variations
- Big boot
- Jumping high
- Multiple suplex variations
- Northern Lights
- Multiple suplex variations
- Over the shoulder back-to-belly piledriver
- "Young Volcano"
- "The Aggression"
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- All Japan Pro Wrestling
- All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kensuke Sasaki
- World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Junior Tag League (2008) – with Ryuji Hijikata
- January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal (2005) 
- SAMURAI! TV Cup Triple Arrow Tournament (2007) – with Kensuke Sasaki and Seiya Sanada
- New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #49 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006
- PWI ranked him #181 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2007
- PWI ranked him #281 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008
- PWI ranked him #6 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2009
- PWI ranked him #156 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2010
- PWI ranked him #219 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013
- PWI ranked him #66 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- GHC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- Leave Cup Scramble Battle Royal (2013)
- Global League Tournament Outstanding Performance Award (2014)
- Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2013) – with Kensuke Sasaki
- Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2014) – with Naomichi Marufuji
- Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX
- Tenryu Project
- Tenryu Project International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Satoshi Kajiwara
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- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Profile on PuroresuFan.com". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. http://web.archive.org/web/20080214204425/http://puroresufan.com/roster/nakajima.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "His pro debut came in September, 2003, but not in a pro wrestling match; instead, in a steel cage and under vale tudo rules against Jason Rey, (sic) an American fighter, who 15-year-old Nakajima KO'd in 95 seconds!"
- ↑ "Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame listing". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. http://www.pwi-online.com/pages/hallofame.html. Retrieved 2007-04-09.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "NOAH results, 2005". Green Destiny. Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. http://web.archive.org/web/20071226203610/http://noah.puroresufan.com/results05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki (24:58) when Sasaki used a lariat on Shiosaki."
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "World Japan results, 2004". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20080213012736/http://www.puroresufan.com/other/wj.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Tomohiro Ishii beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (debut) (12:11) with a single-leg crab hold"; "Original Tiger Mask beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (11:44) with a Japanese leg roll clutch hold."
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "NJPW results, 2004". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20080213012303/http://www.puroresufan.com/njpw/results04.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Jushin Thunder Liger beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (7:27) with a crab hold"; "Young Lion Toukon Tournament - Final: Ryusuke Taguchi beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (9:41) with a crab hold."
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "New Japan Cup results, 2005". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194307/http://puroresufan.com/njpw/results/njcup05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Tatsumi Fujinami beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (3:59) with a Dragon sleeper."
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "AJPW news, March 23 to April 17, 2006". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. http://web.archive.org/web/20071028141223/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/script/show_archives.php?archive=1145354267&subaction=list-archive&. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Katsuhiko Nakajima became the youngest person to wrestle in the Champion Carnival at the age of 18."
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 "Tokyo Sports Grand Prix Awards, 2000s". Puroresu.com. http://puroresu.com/awards/2000s.html. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ↑ "Kensuke Office profile" (in Japanese). http://sports.livedoor.com/battle/kensuke/profile1.html. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ↑ "Best of the Super Juniors results, 2004". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194302/http://www.puroresufan.com/njpw/history/bosj04.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Katsuhiko Nakajima  beat Curry Man  (8:20) by referee stop."
- ↑ "AJPW BAPE STA!! 2004 results". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184557/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/zepp04.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Toshiaki Kawada, Ryuji Hijikata & Katsuhiko Nakajima beat TAKA Michinoku, Takehiro Murahama & Miracle Man (14:10) when Kawada used a single-leg crab hold on Miracle."
- ↑ "AJPW Crossover results, 2004". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184016/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/crossover04.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "All Asia Tag Team Title: Genichiro Tenryu & Masanobu Fuchi (c) beat Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (14:04) when Fuchi used an inside cradle on Nakajima (1st defense)."
- ↑ "World's Strongest Tag Team League results, 2004". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18. http://web.archive.org/web/20071218101321/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/history/rwtl04.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ↑ "Champion's Carnival results, 2005". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194119/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/carnival05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: TAKA Michinoku (c) beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (17:04) with the Michinoku Driver II (5th defense)."
- ↑ "AJPW Crossover results, 2005". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194124/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/crossover05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Shuji Kondo & "brother YASSHI" (sic) beat Tomoaki Honma & Katsuhiko Nakajima (16:30) when YASSHI pinned Nakajima after Kondo used a King Kong lariat to become the 79th champions."
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 "AJPW Summer Action Series results, 2005". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184551/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/summer05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI (c) (12:23) when Nakajima used a German suplex hold on YASSHI to become the 80th champions."
- ↑ "AJPW Summer Impact results, 2005". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184541/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/impact05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "All Asia Tag Team Title: Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) beat Arashi & Ryuji Hijikata (20:30) when Sasaki used a lariat on Hijikata (1st defense)."
- ↑ "AJPW Flashing Tour results, 2005". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184023/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/flashing05.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "All Asia Tag Team Title: Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) beat Buchanan & D-Lo Brown (21:24) when Sasaki used a Northern Light bomb on Buchanan (2nd defense)."
- ↑ "AJPW news, February 21 to March 22, 2006". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184602/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/script/show_archives.php?archive=1143108596&subaction=list-archive&. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ↑ "AJPW Junior League results". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184011/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/history/06junior.php. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "Final: Kaz Hayashi beat Katsuhiko Nakajima (20:58) with the Final Cut"
- ↑ "AJPW news, October 14 to November 25, 2006". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194134/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/script/show_archives.php?archive=1165253385&subaction=list-archive&. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "During Kensuke's talk show, it seems that he and Nakajima returned the All-Asia Tag Titles after one year and 3 months of holding them since Kensuke will not make his return in December."
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 "AJPW news, December 4, 2006 to February 9, 2007". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184607/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/script/show_archives.php?archive=1171295296&subaction=list-archive&. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 "AJPW news, February 12 to March 9, 2007". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194139/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/script/show_archives.php?archive=1173712166&subaction=list-archive&. Retrieved 2007-03-14. "AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Shuji Kondo (c) (24:25) with a German Suplex hold (Nakajima becomes the 24th champion)."
- ↑ "Hold Out Tour 2007". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. http://web.archive.org/web/20071226203543/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/holdout07.php. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- ↑ "AJPW Rise Up 2007 tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/07riseup.php. Retrieved 2007-07-01. "6. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) besiegt Ryuji Hijikata (19:21) mit einem German Suplex Hold (2nd defense)."
- ↑ "AJPW Crossover 2007 tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/07crossover.php. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
- ↑ "Junior Champion Carnival 2007". Pro Wrestling History. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/alljapan/junior.html#jr2007. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- ↑ "Summer Impact 2007". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202194129/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/impact07.php. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- ↑ "AJPW Flashing Tour results". Shining Road. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20080202184536/http://ajpw.puroresufan.com/results/flashing07.php. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
- ↑ "AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship title history". TitleHistories.com. http://titlehistories.com/AJPW_Junior_Heavyweight_Title.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
- ↑ "AJPW Excite Series tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. http://www.purolove.com/ajpw/results/08exciteseries.php. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
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- ↑ "☆２月１１日 後楽園ホール試合結果☆" (in Japanese). Kensuke Office. 2014-02-11. http://www.kensuke-office.com/news/detail.php?id=1122. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- ↑ (in Japanese) Nikkan Sports. 2014-02-13. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/news/f-bt-tp0-20140213-1257050.html. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
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- ↑ Velten, Dan (2016-02-24). "Tuesday: Reigns' nose, McGregor vs. Diaz, Nakajima vs. Suzuki". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/daily-updates/tuesday-reigns-nose-mcgregor-vs-diaz-208176. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
- ↑ "Great Voyage 2016 in Korakuen" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. http://noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=1571. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
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- ↑ "NOAH results for December 2, 2016". Puroresu Spiriten-US. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- ↑ "NOAH results for December 24, 2016". Puroresu Spiriten-US. 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- ↑ "NOAH results for January 7, 2017". Puroresu Spiriten-US. 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- ↑ "NOAH results for March 12, 2017". Puroresu Spiriten-US. 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
- ↑ "NOAH results for June 4, 2017"Japanese. 2017-06-04. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
- ↑ "Great Voyage 2017 in Fukushima" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. http://noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=1770. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
- ↑ "Summer Navig. 2017 vol.2" (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. http://noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=1810. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
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- ↑ http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/alljap/ajtourn.htm
- ↑ http://www.purolove.com/misc/kensuke/profiles/katsuhikonakajima.php
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