Shinsuke Nakamura Biography

( 1990 - )
June 13, 2019
First published on:November 21, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Shinsuke Nakamura

Date of Birth: 1990, February 24
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: Japan
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Shinsuke Nakamura
Birth Place Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan
Famous Name Shinsuke Nakamura
Net Worth $3.5 Million
Salary $1.1 Million
Nationality Japanese
Ethnicity Asian
Currently Working For WWE
Currently Married Yes
Married to Harumi Maekawa (m. 2007)

A Japanese professional wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura is popular for his achievements in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He is a former 5-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion, 3-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, 1-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, as well as the winner of the 2014 New Japan Cup tournaments, 2011 G Climax, and 2006 G1 Tag League.

The wrestler is currently signed to WWE and performing on the Smackdown show.

Shinsuke Nakamura Net Worth in 2019; How much is his Salary?

Shinsuke Nakamura has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million as of 2019. He has earned a big sum of money through his wrestling matches. According to the source, he earns $1.1 million per annum as his salary. 

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Apart from wrestling, Nakamura has also earned some from the music video as well as from endorsement with various renowned brands. He owns several expensive cars and is living a luxurious life.

He owns cars like Demio Skyactive, BMW X6, and Range Rover. Further, he has a lavish mansion in Florida, U.S.

Shinsuke Nakamura Personal Life; Is he Married? Who is his wife?

The professional wrestler Nakamura is a married man. He tied the knot with his college girlfriend Harumi Maekawa on 1st September 2007 in a  ceremony held in Tokyo. As per the source, their wedding was attended by around 400 guests including Nakamura and Maekawa’s family and several renowned faces from the Japanese Professional Wrestling.

CAPTION: Shinsuke Nakamura wife, Harumi Maekawa

Now its been more than 10 years of their wedding but the couple still share the deep love between each other. Till the date, there is no news and rumors related to conflict, separation, and divorce in their marital affairs. 

The couple currently live in Orlando, Florida. Nakamura also revealed that Triple H offered the job to his wife Maekawa while the couple first the United States.

Shinsuke Nakamura Bio and Early Life

A native of Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan, Shinsuke Nakamura was born on 24th of February 1980. Talking about his nationality, he is Japanese and belongs to Asian ethnicity. However, he has not revealed information about his parents, siblings, and childhood.

Shinsuke Nakamura Wrestling Career

New Japan Pro-wrestling

In March 2002, Nakamura joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling and promptly began earning name and fame for himself as a bright prospect for the company. There, he was trained under Vale Tudo. On 31st December 2002, he made his mixed martial arts debut in a fight, where he was defeated by Daniel Gracie.

After his series of losses against his rival Hiroshi Tanahashi, Nakamura announced that he would depart from the company for learning excursion in order to further improve his wrestling skills.

On 24th September, he made his long-awaited comeback to New Japan, joining Black Stable which had the objective of reforming New Japan along with Masahiro Chono as the President and him as the ace.

From 2012-2016, Nakamura competed in the IWGP Intercontinental Champion.

Throughout his career in IWGP, Nakamura earned three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, 2006 G1 Tag Leagues, 2011 G1 Climax, 2014 New Japan Cup tournament, as well as 5-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion.

In the history of IGWP, Nakamura is the only youngest Heavyweight Champion having won the title for the 1st time at the age of twenty-three and nine months.  


On 22nd February 2016, Nakamura signed with WWE and began his career with NXT with an impressive performance, defeating Sami Zayn in his debut match.

Further, he made his debut in SmackDown on the 4th April 2017, interrupting The Miz and Maryse Ouellet.

On the August 1st episode, he defeated John Cena which led him to earn the right to challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. However, Nakamura lost against Mahal at Summer Slam. Again he became the no. 1 contender for the WWE Championship by defeating Randy Orton.

On the 31st October, he defeated one of the strongest contenders Kevin Owens and earn a spot on Team SmackDown. However, after a loss of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series, he got eliminated from the match.

Other Media

Apart from wrestling, Nakamura has featured in the Japanese music video “happy” which is directed by Nigo who is also a fashion designer, record producer, and DJ. 

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