Shoji Nakamaki
Born March 6 1956 (1956-03-06) (age 64)
Ueda, Nagano, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Shoji Nakamaki
Great Nakamaki
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
Trained By Atsushi Onita
Tarzan Goto
Debut May 31, 1992
Retired December 22, 2003


Shoji Nakamaki (中牧昭二 Nakamaki Shōuji) (born March 6, 1956) is a Japanese professional wrestler and former politician, best known for his work in IWA Japan and Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW).

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling and W*ING (1992–1994)Edit

After he finished the high school but during that days he practiced Football and Baseball after that he would have tryout in SWS but he was later refused he would soon join Atsushi Onita's Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling and eventual he made his debut on May 31, 1992 losing to Tarzan Goto. Later in that year he would left FMW for W*ING. After he joined W*ING he would recieve a shot for te WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship against Jado, but he came short to win it. In 1994 he would left W*ING for IWA Japan due to the promotion closing its doors.

International Wrestling Association of Japan (1994–1996)Edit

After the closer of W*ING he would join the IWA Japan. After that he would wreslte Baired Wire Deathmatches this would led to him participating in the 1995 King of the Death Match Tournament, he would defeat Hiroshi Ono but he would lost in the quarter finals to the eventual winner Cactus Jack. In 1996 he would left IWA Japan to Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW).

Big Japan Pro Wrestling (1996–1998)Edit

After becoming regular of the BJW roster, in 1997 he would later participate in the 5 Way Scrumble match to crown the inagural BJW Tag Team Championship with Takashi Okano but they came short. On January 4 through BJW relationship with NJPW he would wrestle in thier Wrestling World In Tokyo Dome event losing to Masahiro Chono. On August 9, 1998 Nakamaki with Ryuji Yamakawa defeated Shadow WX and Shadow Winger to become the new BJW Tag Champions, winning his first and only championship in professional wrestling. but they would vacate the titles due to Nakamaki leaving BJW on November 29.

Freelancer and Retirement (1998–2003)Edit

After he left BJW he would perform in Onita Pro Wrestling, Wrestle Association R and re-perform in W*ING and IWA Japan. He would soon retire from professional wrestling on December 22, 2003.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Lariat
    • Senton
  • Entrance themes
    • "Autumn Loads" by Tony MacAlpine

Championships and accomplishments Edit

External linksEdit

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