Shinsuke Nakamura is a professional Japanese wrestler with an estimated net worth of $5 million.
According to online reports, Nakamura receives an annual salary of $400,000, out of which taxes worth $128,000 are taken, which then leaves him with a net income of $272,000.
As a professional wrestler, Nakamura is part of WWE and wrestles on the Raw brand.
|43 years old
|Date of Birth
|February 24, 1980
|Place of Birth
|Harumi Maekawa (m. 2007)
|6 ft 2 in
Shinsuke Nakamura was born in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan on February 24, 1980. When he was a kid, his favorite wrestler was Jushin Liger.
As for details about his parents and siblings, nothing has been released yet. Also, details about his educational background still remain hidden.
Nakamura joined NJPW in 2002, and he was called a “Super Rookie” because of his strength and speed. He also learned mixed martial arts and won some fights. He even became the IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
But he had to give up the championship because he got hurt. After he got better, he tried to win the championship again, but he lost to Bob Sapp. Nakamura did well in tag team wrestling, and he won the IWGP Tag Team Championship with Hiroshi Tanahashi.
He even won the IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship by beating his own partner. They went to Mexico for a while and had some fights with other wrestlers but eventually lost their tag team title to Cho-Ten.
In 2006, Nakamura tried to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Brock Lesnar but lost. He then went on a learning trip to improve his wrestling skills and muscle mass by traveling to Mexico, Brazil, and Russia. There was a rumor that he might join WWE, but it didn’t happen because he was needed back in New Japan.
He returned in 2006 and joined a group called Black New Japan, which aimed to make New Japan better. Nakamura got stronger and learned a new finishing move called the Landslide.
He tried to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship but didn’t succeed in 2006 and 2007. He got injured in a tournament but came back, took over Black New Japan, and renamed it RISE.
Nakamura won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the second time in 2008, beating his rival Tanahashi. He also won another version of the championship but lost it to Keiji Mutoh. In 2009, he tried to win the championship again from Tanahashi but couldn’t.
In April 2009, Shinsuke Nakamura turned into a bad guy and joined a group called Chaos, where he was the leader. He wrestled in a more aggressive way, using moves like knee strikes and his signature Bomaye move, later known as Kinshasa in WWE.
He made it to the finals of the 2009 G1 Climax tournament but lost to Togi Makabe. Before that, he had won all his matches using the Bomaye, even hurting IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, who had to give up his title because of an injury.
On September 27, Nakamura had a rematch with Makabe and won, becoming the IWGP Heavyweight champion for the third time. This upset Antonio Inoki, who wanted to keep the original championship belt.
Nakamura aimed to get that belt to bring back the “Strong Style” of New Japan. He defended his title successfully against various wrestlers, including Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yoshihiro Takayama, and others.
However, on May 3, 2010, Nakamura lost the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to Makabe. He then suffered a shoulder injury but returned to wrestling on June 19.
In his wrestling comeback, he beat Daniel Puder and caught the attention of Atsushi Sawada and Simon Inoki of IGF. He had another shot at the championship on July 19 but was defeated by Makabe again.
Fast-forward to 2021 Till Now
In January 2021, Shinsuke Nakamura became a good guy in WWE wrestling. He won a match against Rey Mysterio, King Corbin, and Daniel Bryan, and he lost to Adam Pearce after an attack by Roman Reigns and Jey Uso. This turned him into a good guy, or a “face,” for the first time since 2018.
In the following weeks, Nakamura went back to his old entrance music and showed that he was now a good guy. He had a match with Jey Uso and won. At the Royal Rumble in January, he entered but got eliminated by King Corbin.
In March, Nakamura got involved in a feud between Cesaro and Seth Rollins. He had a match with Rollins but lost. He also lost to King Corbin but then took Corbin’s crown, which led to a fight between them. Later, Rick Boogs became Nakamura’s friend and played the guitar during his entrance.
On June 18, Nakamura won a “Battle for the Crown” match against Corbin and became the new King, known as “King Nakamura.” He defeated Corbin again in July and earned a spot in the Money in the Bank match.
In August, Nakamura became the Intercontinental Champion by beating Apollo Crews. He defended his title successfully in September but gave up the crown in October.
At Survivor Series in November, Nakamura won against United States Champion Damian Priest by disqualification in a champion vs. champion match. However, in February 2022, he lost the Intercontinental Championship to Sami Zayn.
During WrestleMania 38 in April 2023, Nakamura and Boogs tried to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship but didn’t succeed. In June, he teamed up with Riddle but couldn’t win the titles. He also couldn’t qualify for the Money in the Bank match and had some tough losses.
In October 2023, Nakamura made a return to NXT after five years and won a match. He also came back to WWE in April 2023 and won against Madcap Moss on SmackDown.
In the 2023 WWE Draft, Nakamura moved to the Raw brand. He tried but didn’t win the Money in the Bank ladder match. In August 2023, he began a feud with Seth “Freakin” Rollins.
Shinsuke Nakamura Wife & Children
Nakamura lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Harumi Maekawa. The couple got married in September 2007. For the time being, information about their children is yet to be shared with the public. His wife Harumi was born on February 2, 1981, in Tokyo, Japan.
Check out: Harumi Maekawa Biography
Aside from wrestling. Nakamura also does Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Shito-ryu karate.