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Shinya Hashimoto (July 3, 1965 - July 11, 2005) was a Japanese professional wrestler. Along with Masahiro Chono and Keiji Mutoh, Hashimoto was dubbed one of the "Three Musketeers" that began competing in New Japan Pro Wrestling in the mid-1980s and dominated the promotion in the 1990s.

He is one (the others being Keiji Mutoh and Satoshi Kojima) of three wrestlers that have held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. He is often compared to All Japan Pro Wrestling's Toshiaki Kawada, as both are widely known for their stiff kicks and violent matches. As of 2013, he has the longest IWGP Heavyweight Championship reign in history, lasting 489 days.

Career

In wrestling

  • Entrance themes
    • "Raging Saints" (with "Prologue" intro) by Seiji Yokoyama (1988–1989)
    • "Never" by Moving Pictures (1989)
    • "Bakusho Sengen" (1989–2005)
    • "Bakusho Sengen (with "Open The Door" intro)" (1991–1993, big matches)
    • "Bakusho Sengen (with "Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Into Battle Mix)" intro)" (1993–2005, big matches)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Tokyo Sports
    • Achievement Award (2005)
    • Fighting Spirit (1993)
    • Performance Award (1989)
    • Wrestler of the Year (1994)

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