Francesco Akira - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Francesco Akira, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Francesco Akira Begnini was born in Bergamo, Italy on November 12, 1999, and he is currently 24 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler, working for NJPW on the Junior Heavyweight division, under the ring name of Francesco Akira.

Currently, he is a member of the teams of United Empire and Catch 2/2.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Francesco Akira Begnini
  • Ring Names
    • Francesco Akira ( September 25, 2021 - Present)
    • Akira Francesco ( February 7, 2019 - September 24, 2021)
    • Akira ( May 12, 2015 - December 28, 2019)
  • Born November 12, 1999 (age 24)
  • Nationality Nationality: ItalyItaly
  • Birth Place Bergamo, Italy
  • Billed From
    • Bergamo, Italy
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 154 lbs (70 kg)
  • Nicknames Nova Fireball; Bruciare; Bound for Greatness; Pride of Italy; The Wonder Kid; Il Ragazzo Prodigio (The Prodigy Boy)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( May 12, 2015 - Present)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight April 9, 2022 Present
    Promotion Revolution Pro WrestlingREVPRO October 2, 2021 January 29, 2022
    Promotion European Pro WrestlingEPW November 27, 2021 November 27, 2021
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 7, 2019 September 16, 2021
    Promotion Rising Sun WrestlingRISING SUN May 7, 2016 June 22, 2019
    Promotion Italian Championship WrestlingICW ITALY August 9, 2015 December 28, 2019
    Promotion ASCA WrestlingASCA October 29, 2016 September 16, 2017
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face November 4, 2023 Present
    Heel March 27, 2022 November 3, 2023
    Face May 12, 2015 March 26, 2022
  • Images
    Apr 2022
    Apr 2022
    Oct 2021
    Oct 2021
    May 2015
    May 2015

  • Finishers
    • Speedfire - Single Underhook Corkscrew Somersault Cutter ( May 15, 2022 - Present)
    • Akira Sault - Shiranui ( February 7, 2019 - Present)
    • Fireball - Running Double Knee Strike to the back of a kneeling opponent's head ( February 7, 2019 - Present)
    • The Leaning Tower - with TJP - Electric Chair Drop + Springboard Avalanche Cutter combination followed by an Arm Trap Cross-legged STF ( June 3, 2022 - Present)
    • 2x2 - with TJP - Running Knee Strike to an opponent's head from opposite directions ( June 3, 2022 - Present)
    • Yutaka - Springboard Avalanche Cutter ( February 7, 2019 - September 16, 2021)
    • The Wonder Cutter / Yutaka - Springboard Corkscrew Cutter ( May 12, 2015 - September 16, 2021)
    • Canadian Destroyer ( May 12, 2015 - June 22, 2019)
    • Rolling DDT ( May 12, 2015 - June 22, 2019)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Firing Road" by Yonosuke Kitamura - Single ( April 9, 2022 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Empirical Anthem" by Koji Brash - with United Empire - Team ( August 15, 2023 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Bring It Down" by Yonosuke Kitamura feat. Eiki - with United Empire - Team ( April 9, 2022 - August 14, 2023)
    • Theme Song "Hikoutei" by Gnu - Single ( February 7, 2019 - September 16, 2021)
    • Theme Song "With Me Now" by Kongos - Single ( May 7, 2016 - June 22, 2019)
    • Theme Song "Time of Dying" by Three Days Grace - Single ( May 12, 2015 - May 6, 2016)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 3 IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with TJP)

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    ASCA Wrestling

    • 1 ASCA Tag Team Championship (with Gravity)

    Italian Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ICW Italian Tag Team Championship (with Gravity)

    Rising Sun Wrestling Promotion

    • 2 Rising Championship

    Scuola Italiana Wrestling

    • 1 SIW Italian Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NJPW Super Jr. Tag League Winner (2023 - with TJP)
    • AJPW Junior Battle of Glory Winner (2021)
    • BODYSLAM! ScandiGraps Invitational Tournament Winner (2022)
    • ICW Il Numero Uno Winner (2018)

Relations

Francesco Akira Game Appearances

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