Koshinaka in 2007
|Ring name(s)||Shiro Koshinaka
|Billed height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Billed weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
September 3, 1958 |
|Debut||March 5, 1979
vs. Kazuharu Sonoda
Shiro Koshinaka (越中 詩郎 Koshinaka Shirō?, born September 3, 1958) is a Japanese professional wrestler who has competed in All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Wrestle Association "R" during the 1980s and 1990s. He was also the very first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "Samurai Senshi"
- "Violent Saturday" by Lalo Schifrin (1985–1992)
- "Fortune" (1997–2003)
- "Samurai" (1992–1997, 2003–present)
Championships and accomplishments
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- IWGP Tag Team Championship (3 times)1 - with Keiji Mutoh (1), Genichiro Tenryu (1) and Kensuke Sasaki (1)
- Top of the Super Juniors: 1988
- One Night Tag Team Tournament Winner (1996)- with Tatsumi Fujinami 
- IWGP Provisional Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Togi Makabe
- NJPW New Year Tag Team Tournament (1990) - with Masahiro Chono
- PWI ranked him #156 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
- Effort Award (1982)
1Although he did win the title once more, with Togi Makabe, the win isn't recognized by New Japan.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Japan; Top of the Super Junior Heavyweight Champions". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 375. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- "東京スポーツ プロレス大賞". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Shiro Koshinaka at Puroresu.com