|Birth name||Masatsugu Knockitthefoff|
|Born||October 8, 1975|
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
|Professional wrestling career|
Nakazawa Magic Iker
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Billed weight||203 lb (92 kg)|
|Trained by||DDT Dojo|
|Debut||October 23, 2005|
Masatsugu Nakazawa (中澤 公胤, Nakazawa Masatsugu, born October 8, 1975), better known by the ring name Michael Nakazawa (中澤マイケル, Nakazawa Maikeru), is a Japanese professional wrestler and judoka signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Nakazawa attended Tokai University before studying abroad in the United States were he obtained an MSc Sports Science at the United States Sports Academy (USSA) Graduate School. Nakazawa's father, Kazunari Nakazawa, is an associate professor at Tokai University and director of the American Football club.
Nakazawa is best known for his tenure with DDT Pro-Wrestling where he is a former KO-D Tag Team Champion (with Kenny Omega), Jiyūgaoka 6-Person Tag Team Champion and DDT Extreme Champion. Throughout his career he has also wrestled for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Michinoku Pro, Big Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro-Wrestling. Nakazawa studied in the United States and is a fluent speaker of English. He often acted as an interpreter for English-speaking foreign wrestlers in Japan and through this relationship he met Kenny Omega, a now-Executive VP at AEW, with whom he has shared a ring 35 times, both as an opponent and as a tag team partner.
Nakazawa was announced as a new signee of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in early 2019. He debuted at Double Or Nothing, the promotion's inaugural event, taking part in a 21-man Casino Battle Royale. He was the first man to be eliminated by Sunny Daze. The following month at Fyter Fest, Nakazawa defeated Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match. On the November 13 episode of Dynamite, Nakazawa made his debut quickly losing to Jon Moxley. Following this, Nakazawa would mainly wrestle on AEW's secondary show Dark, facing the likes of Shawn Spears, Trent Beretta and Matt Sydal in losing efforts. On the January 20, 2021 episode of Dynamite, Nakazawa was seen in Kenny Omega's house welcoming in The Young Bucks thus establishing his affiliation with Omega in AEW. On the March 10 episode of Dark: Elevation, Omega set up a match between Nakazawa and Matt Sydal where if Sydal won, he would receive an AEW World Title Eliminator match against Omega. During the match, Nakazawa displayed villainous tactics such as choking Sydal with his lanyard but he would eventually go on to lose the match.
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