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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.
- Signature moves
- 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
- New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #45 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- Tokyo Sports
- Achievement Award (2005)
- Fighting Spirit (1993)
- Performance Award (1989)
- Wrestler of the Year (1994)