Shoji Nakazawa (中澤公胤 Nakazawa Shoji) (born October 8, 1975) better known by the ring name Michael Nakazawa (中澤マイケル Nakazawa Micheal) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his work in DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT). He also appeared sporadically for Big Japan Pro Wrestling, Kaientai Dojo. Nakazawa studied in the United States and is a fluent speaker of English. He often acted as an interpreter for English-speaking foreign wrestlers in Japan and through this relationship he met Kenny Omega, with whom he has shared a ring with, both as an opponent and as a tag team partner.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Nakazawa attended Tokai University before studying abroad in the United States were he obtained an MSc Sports Science at the United States Sports Academy (USSA) Graduate School. Nakazawa's father, Kazunari Nakazawa, is an associate professor at Tokai University and director of the American Football club.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Firebird Splash
- Entrance Themes
- Michael Jackson (Original Mix) by Fatboy Slim