Osamu Nishimura

Birthdate:  September 23rd, 1971
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 265 lbs.
Debut:  April 21st, 1991 vs. Takayuki Iizuka
Formally: Nishimu Lama (in Hustle)
Background:  MUGA
Promotion History: New Japan (1991 to 2005), MUGA (2006 to 2007), and All Japan (2007 to present)
Alliances:  Teams with Soya
Ring Attire:  Black trunks
Card Position:  Mid-Card
Major Tournaments Won: G1 Tag League (2003)
Current Title Held: None

Championship History:

IWGP Tag Team Championship with Tatsumi Fujinami:
- Defeated Tenzan and Kojima on 9/23/01 and lost to Keiji Mutoh and Taiyo Kea on 10/28/01

IWGP Tag Team Championship with Hiroyoshi Tenzan:
- Defeated Yoshie and Tanahashi on 12/14/03 and lost to Takayama and Minoru Suzuki on 2/1/04

Biggest Matches:
- February 7th, 1998 vs. Kensuke Sasaki (title challenge)
- September 23rd, 2001 with Fujinami vs. Tenzan and Kojima (title win)
- August 10th, 2002 vs. Manabu Nakanishi
- February 2nd, 2003 vs. Yuji Nagata (title challenge)
- December 14th, 2003 with Tenzan vs. Yoshie and Tanahashi (title win)
- June 28th, 2008 vs. Suwama (title challenge)

- A Cobra Twist to Kawada
- Nishimura defeats Nagai with a Figure Four Leglock
- A Diving Knee Drop attempt to Suwama
- Nishimura defeats Kojima with a Backslide
- Nishimura as Nishimu Lama

Signature Moves:
- Backslide
- Cobra Twist
- Double Arm Suplex
- Figure Four Leg Lock
- German Suplex Hold
- Ground Cobra Twist
- Japanese Leg Roll Clutch Hold
- Octopus Stretch
- Sickle Hold
- Spinning Toe Hold

2005 Recap:
Known as one of the best pure wrestlers in New Japan, Nishimura wrestles a more traditional mat style and is known for his occasional MUGA shows that promote Catch Rules in the matches.  1-2 in Tokyo Dome Shows, Nishimura tends to wrestle with other traditional wrestlers such as Fujinami.  He wrestled in the G-1 Climax, but did not have a lot of success.  Nishimura also wrestled a lot of the young lions at the beginning of the cards.

2006 Recap:
After wrestling for New Japan for the first several weeks of January, at the end of the month his contract was not renewed with the company, making Nishimura a free agent for the first time in his career. After being quiet for the first half of the year, after Fujinami split from New Japan and created MUGA, Nishimura was one of the first to join. On the debut event on August 2nd Nishimura wrestled in the main event, but would lose to Hiro Saito. On September 25th, Nishimura would wrestle Fujinami in the main event of MUGA in a 2 out of 3 falls match, with Nishimura picking up the victory. On the next tour Nishimura would have another 2 out of 3 falls match, this time against Tatsutoshi Goto, and again Nishimura won the match. On MUGA's last event of 2006, Nishimura reached the finals of the Muga Premium Tournament but lost to Mitsuya Nagai.

2007 Recap:
Nishimura wrestled for MUGA for most of 2007, wrestling under his mentor Fujinami. On July 9th he would lose to Yutaka Yoshie in a two out of three falls match but on September 23rd he would defeat TAJIRI in the same type of match. In November, Nishimura surprised many when he announced that he and Soya would be jumping from MUGA to All Japan. In the Real World Tag League he would team with Masanobu Fuchi and they would come in 5th place with victories over TARU & Zodiac and Nobutaka Araya & Toru Owashi to go along with their three draws.

2008 Recap:
Wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling, Nishimura had a successful year as he had his first singles title shot in five years and helped train the younger wrestlers. In the Champion Carnival, he picked up a big win over Minoru Suzuki but came in last place in his All Star bracket. On June 28th, Nishimura challenged Suwama for the Triple Crown, but Suwama would win with the Last Ride. Nishimura stayed pretty low key after that, mostly wrestling with Soya against the Voodoo Murderers in various tag team matches. In the Real World Tag League he teamed with Kaz Hayashi, but the duo would come in 6th place.

2009 Recap:
Nishimura continued wrestling for All Japan in 2009, and over the course of the year he lost one pupil but gained another. In an interesting twist, his student Soya decided he preferred Choshu-ism and began teaming with Riki Choshu, while Sanada began teaming with Nishimura. This led to some heated matches between the two teams, soon after Nishimura and Soya lost to Choshu and Koshinaka at the Sumo Hall event on August 30th. Nishimura also took part in the Champion Carnival and even though he had a big win over Yoshihiro Takayama he still came in only 4th place in his bracket. In the Real World Tag League he teamed with Seiya Sanada, but after a good start (including a win over Taiyo Kea and Minoru Suzuki), Sanada caught the flu and they were forced to forfeit the rest of their matches.

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