Shinya Hashimoto

Shinya Hashimoto (橋本 真也, Hashimoto Shin'ya?, 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 other being Keiji Mutoh) of two wrestlers that have held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the AJPW Triple Crown 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.

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