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Jun Akiyama



Real name: Jun Akiyama
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 240 lbs.
Date of birth: October 9, 1969
Hometown: Izumi, Japan
Pro debut: September 17, 1992
Trained by: All Japan, Kenta Kobashi
Finishing move: Blue Thunder Driver

Biography

- In Akiyama’s debut match, he was defeated by Kenta Kobashi
- On October 2, 1992, Akiyama, Giant Baba & Masanobu Fuchi defeated Dory Funk Jr, Johnny Smith & The Patriot (Akiyama’s first televised match and first victory)
- On January 15, 1993, Akiyama defeated Al Perez (Akiyama’s first singles win)
- On January 29, 1994, Akiyama defeated Takao Omori to win the AJPW Asunaro Cup
- On January 29, 1995, Akiyama & Takao Omori defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On January 27, 1996, Akiyama & Omori defeated The Eagle & The Lacrosse to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On February 18, 1996, Akiyama & Omori defeated Ryukaku Izumida & Tamon Honda to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On May 23, 1996, Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa defeated The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue) to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On June 1, 1996, Akiyama & Omori defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinari Ogawa to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On June 7, 1996, Akiyama & Misawa defeated Johnny Ace & Steve Williams to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On July 7, 1996, Akiyama & Omori defeated Maunakea Mossman & Rob Van Dam to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On July 9, 1996, Akiyama & Misawa defeated Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On August 18, 1996, Akiyama & Omori defeated Dan Kroffat & Masa Fuchi to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On December 5, 1998, Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi defeated Stan Hansen & Vader to win the AJPW World’s Strongest Tag League
- On January 7, 1999, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue) to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On February 13, 1999, Akiyama, Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga defeated Masahito Kakihara, Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa to win the AJPW Six-Man Tag Team Tournament. The trio previously defeated Akira Taue, Masanobu Fuchi & Masao Inoue to reach the final
- On March 6, 1999, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On October 23, 1999, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On October 30, 1999, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- On December 3, 1999, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated Stan Hansen & Akira Taue to win the AJPW World’s Strongest Tag League for the second year running
- On January 10, 2000, Akiyama & Kobashi defeated Johnny Smith & Vader to retain the AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles
- In the summer of 2000, Akiyama was one of several All Japan wrestlers who defected to form Pro Wrestling NOAH
- On July 27, 2001, Akiyama defeated Mitsuharu Misawa to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On September 5, 2001, Akiyama defeated Tamon Honda to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On December 9, 2001, Akiyama defeated Vader to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On January 4, 2002, Akiyama defeated Yuji Nagata to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On September 23, 2002, Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito defeated Wild II (Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio) to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On October 19, 2002, Akiyama & Saito defeated Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On December 1, 2002, Akiyama & Saito defeated Scorpio & Vader to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On January 10, 2003, Akiyama & Saito defeated Masato Tanaka & Shinjiro Otani to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On January 24, 2003, Akiyama & Saito defeated Masao Inoue & Tamon Honda to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On April 5, 2003, Akiyama & Saito defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Takeshi Morishima to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On April 18, 2004, Akiyama declared himself the GHC Hardcore Champion. He defeated Takuma Sano later in the night in his first defence
- On May 18, 2004, Akiyama defeated Kishin Kiwabata to retain the GHC Hardcore Title
- On May 22, 2004, Akiyama defeated Jun Izumida to retain the GHC Hardcore Title
- On May 30, 2004, Akiyama defeated Masao Inoue to retain the GHC Hardcore Title
- On August 1, 2004, Akiyama defeated Akitoshi Saito to retain the GHC Hardcore Title
- On August 15, 2004, Akiyama defeated Makoto Hashi to retain the GHC Hardcore Title
- In November 2005, Akiyama embarked on a brief tour of Europe, competing in Germany and the UK
- On January 22, 2006, Akiyama defeated Akira Taue to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On March 5, 2006, Akiyama defeated Minoru Suzuki to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On April 23, 2006, Akiyama defeated Masao Inoue to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On April 1, 2007, Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio defeated Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On April 28, 2007, Akiyama & Rikio defeated Takashi Sugiura & Yoshihiro Takayama to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On June 8, 2007, Akiyama & Rikio defeated Buchanan & D-Lo Brown to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On July 15, 2007, Akiyama & Rikio defeated Kentaro Shiga & Kishin Kiwabata to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On January 4, 2009, Akiyama defeated Manabu Nakanishi
- On March 1, 2009, Akiyama defeated Kensuke Sasaki to win the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On April 19, 2009, Akiyama defeated Go Shiozaki to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
- On June 14, 2009, Akiyama was forced to vacate the GHC Heavyweight Title due to a serious back injury
- On April 29, 2011, Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito were crowned winners of the NOAH Global Tag League]
- In mid-2011, Akiyama began competing regularly in AJPW again, though still remained with NOAH as his home promotion
- On October 23, 2011, Akiyama defeated Suwama to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title
- On November 27, 2011, Akiyama defeated Taiyo Kea to retaint the AJPW Triple Crown Title
- On January 22, 2012, Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito defeated Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On February 3, 2012, Akiyama defeated Takao Omori to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
- On March 18, 2012, Akiyama & Saito defeated Go Shiozaki & Keiji Muto to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On March 20, 2012, Akiyama defeated Keiji Muto to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
- On May 26, 2012, Akiyama & Saito defeated Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On June 10, 2012, Akiyama & Saito defeated Mayback Taniguchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru to retain the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On July 1, 2012, Akiyama defeated Taiyo Kea to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title
- In early 2013, following the release of Kenta Kobashi, Akiyama (among others) quit Pro Wrestling NOAH and returned to All Japan

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