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Keiko Nakano

better known as Bull Nakano, is a Japanese professional golfer and former professional wrestler. She began competing in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) as a teenager under the ring name Bull Nakano. As a wrestler she was a villain, who often teamed with her mentor Dump Matsumoto. In Japan, she held several of AJW's singles and tag team championships. After being phased out by the company in the early 1990s, she traveled to North America, where she first competed in Mexico's Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), becoming its first World Women's Champion. In 1994, she made her way to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where she had feuded with Alundra Blayze over the WWF Women's Championship. After holding the title once, she also competed in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In 1998, Nakano began competing as a professional golfer, and in 2006, she joined a tour with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). She is an overall one time champion in WWE. After she stopped working for AJW, Nakano traveled to Mexico in June 1992, where she was a finalist in a 12-woman battle royal and later defeated Lola González to become Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre's first World Women's Champion. She lost the title to Xóchitl Hamada in March 1993. She then made her way to the United States and competed for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) once again. Debuting as an associate of Luna Vachon, Nakano competed against the WWF Women's Champion, Alundra Blayze in August 1994 at SummerSlam, but failed to win the title. Nakano eventually defeated Blayze for the title on November 20, 1994 in Tokyo at the Big Egg Wrestling Universe event. Nakano held the title for approximately five months, until losing it back to Blayze on the April 3, 1995 episode of Raw. The WWF had planned on bringing in Bertha Faye to feud with Nakano while Blayze got plastic surgery on her nose and breasts, but Nakano was found in possession of cocaine and quickly fired from the company. Retirement Due to injuries, Bull Nakano retired from professional wrestling in 1997. On January 8, 2012, Nakano produced her own professional wrestling event, titled "Empress", which saw her recreate her most famous matches with her old opponents. The event ended with Nakano's official retirement ceremony, though she had not been an active wrestler for several years. RISE Wrestling (2017) It was announced at RISE Wrestling's Bellatrix 26/RISE 4 event on September 15, 2017, that Bull Nakano would join the promotion as a facilitator, along with Cheerleader Melissa and Madusa, Nakano's former rival. Nakano turned heel during her appearance at RISE 6 on December 1, when she attacked Melissa during her match against Kikyo, and formed a modified version of her heel faction, Gokumon-To; aligning with Kikyo, Dynamite DiDi, and Kris Wolf. Nakano appeared later in the event as a heel manager for Kris Wolf in her match against Shotzi Blackheart (who had Madusa in her corner), and provided interference that led to Wolf defeating Blackheart.

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Jan 8, 1968 In Saitama, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Secret Chronicle - Prostitute Sacrifice 1977-07-18
Latest Project:
Movie Stardom Queen's Fest 2018-02-18
Known For
Poster of RISE Wrestling. RISE 6 Brutality
Poster of The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions
Poster of WWE SummerSlam 1994
Poster of WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1994: Sunday Night Slam
Movie Stardom 7th Anniversary Commentary 2018-01-21
Movie Stardom Queen's Fest Commentary 2018-02-18
Movie RISE Wrestling. RISE 6 Brutality Bull Nakano 2017-12-01
Movie The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions Bull Nakano 2012-05-22
Movie WCW Hog Wild 1996 Bull Nakano 1996-08-10
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXXIII Bull Nakano 1996-08-15
Movie WCW NJPW Collision in Korea Bull Nakano 1995-04-28
Movie AJW Big Egg Wrestling Universe 1994-11-20
Movie WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1994: Sunday Night Slam Bull Nakano 1994-08-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1994 Bull Nakano 1994-08-29
Series WWE Raw Bull Nakano 1993-01-11
Movie Ring! Ring! Ring! The Champion Belt of Tears Unknown 1993-05-08
Movie AJW Dream Slam 1 Bull Nakano 1993-04-02
Movie Secret Chronicle - Prostitute Sacrifice 1977-07-18