Jun Akiyama - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Jun Akiyama, 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.

Jun Akiyama (秋山 潤) was born in Izumi, Osaka, Japan on October 9, 1969, and he is currently 54 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler and Coach, working for DDT, under the ring name of Jun Akiyama.

Currently, he is a member of the team of BURNING.

Due to his consistent work ethic and match quality, Jun Akiyama is often considered the unofficial "Fifth Pillar" of AJPW's Pillars of Heaven.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Jun Akiyama (秋山 潤)
  • Ring Names
    • Jun Akiyama ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • AJ Ranger White ( May 25, 2016 - July 30, 2016)
    • SHURA ( December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003)
    • SHURA ( October 31, 2002 - October 31, 2002)
  • Born October 9, 1969 (age 54)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Izumi, Osaka, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Izumi, Osaka, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 243 lbs (110 kg)
  • Nicknames Blue Thunder; Mr. Christmas; Supernova
  • Notes Due to his consistent work ethic and match quality, Jun Akiyama is often considered the unofficial "Fifth Pillar" of AJPW's Pillars of Heaven.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Coach ( January 1, 2005 - Present)
    • PresidentDirector of Operations ( July 1, 2014 - August 15, 2020)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( September 11, 2011 - August 26, 2012)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT May 16, 2020 Present
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW November 18, 2022 November 19, 2022
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 9, 2013 August 15, 2020
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW September 11, 2011 August 26, 2012
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH August 5, 2000 December 24, 2012
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW September 17, 1992 July 20, 2000
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel August 5, 2000 Present
    Tweener September 17, 1992 July 20, 2000
  • Images
    May 2020
    May 2020
    Jul 2014
    Jul 2014
    Nov 2011
    Nov 2011
    Jan 2009
    Jan 2009
    Jan 2008
    Jan 2008
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2006
    Aug 2000
    Aug 2000
    Aug 1997
    Aug 1997
    Jan 1995
    Jan 1995
    Sep 1992
    Sep 1992

  • Finishers
    • Blue Thunder Driver - Sitout Belly-to-back Power bomb, while spinning ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Exploder '98 - Wrist-clutch Exploder Suplex ( January 1, 1998 - Present)
    • King Crab Lock - Guillotine Choke with Bodyscissors ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Sheerdrop Exploder - Stalling Spike Exploder Suplex ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Sternness Dust Alpha - Wrist-clutch Death Valley Driver ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Sternness Dust Gamma - Wrist-clutch Fisherman's Buster ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Sternness Dust Omega - Wrist-clutch Fisherman's Driver ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Negate Lock IIC - Crossface ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Emerald Flowsion - Sitout Side Powerslam ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
    • Sasori-Gatame - Scorpion Deathlock ( September 17, 1992 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Sternness" by Yuki Nakajima - Single ( July 26, 2002 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Final Explosion" by Osamu Suzuki - Single ( November 18, 2022 - November 18, 2022)
    • Theme Song "Shadow Explosion (Instrumental)" by Yuki Nakajima - Single ( August 5, 2000 - July 25, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Shadow Explosion" by Yuki Nakajima - Single ( July 1, 1996 - July 20, 2000)
    • Theme Song "U.S. Final Battle" by Hattori Motoya - Single ( January 1, 1993 - June 30, 1996)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 4 All Asia Tag Team Championship (1 with Takao Omori, 1 with Yoshinobu Kanemaru, 1 with Yuji Nagata, 1 with Kotaro Suzuki)
    • 1 Gaora TV Championship
    • 2 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 7 World Tag Team Championship (2 with Kenta Kobashi, 1 with Mitsuhara Misawa, 1 with Go Shiozaki, 3 with Takao Omori)

    DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 DDT Extreme Championship 
    • 3 Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship
    • 1 KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (with Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi)
    • 1 KO-D Openweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 3 GHC Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 GHC Tag Team Championship (2 with Akitoshi Saito, 1 with Takeshi Rikio)
    • 1 GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2020)
    • AJPW vs. Ehime Pro 1 Day Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (2019 - with Carbell Ito & Rising Hayato)
    • AJPW Asunaro Cup Winner (1994)
    • AJPW Asunaro Tag Cup Winner (1998 - with Takao Omori)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (2013)
    • AJPW Odo Tournament Winner (2015)
    • AJPW One Day Six Man Tag Team Tournament Winner (1999 - with Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League Winner (1998, 1999 with Kenta Kobashi; 2014 with Takao Omori)
    • AJPW Zen Nikon Award Winner (2014)
    • DDT D-Oh Grand Prix Winner (2021)
    • NOAH Global Tag League Winner (2011 - with Akitoshi Saito)
    • NJPW Singles Best Bout (2003 - vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan on August 17)
    • NJPW Tag Team Best Bout (2001 - with Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh on October 8)
    • Nikkan Sports Match of the Year (2001 - with Yuji Nagata vs. Keiji Mutoh & Hiroshi Hase on 10/08; 2004 - vs. Kenta Kobashi on 07/10; 2007 - with Mitsuhara Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi & Yoshihiro Takayama on 12/02; 2011 - vs. Suwama on 10/23)
    • Nikkan Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2000, 2001)
    • Nikkan Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1998)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (1999 - with Kenta Kobashi)
    • Tokyo Sports Fighting Spirit Award (1998)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award (2004 - vs. Kenta Kobashi on 07/10)
    • Tokyo Sports Newcomer of the Year Award (1992)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (2000, 2001, 2011)
    • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (2003)
    • WON Match of the Year (1996 - with Mitsuhara Misawa vs. Steve Williams & Johnny Ace at AJPW Super Power Series - Tag 15; 2004 - vs. Kenta Kobashi at NOAH Departure)
    • WON Rookie of the Year (1993)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1996, 1997 - with Mitsuhara Misawa; 1999 - with Kenta Kobashi)
    • 6° in PWI 500 (2012)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • BURNING - Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Ino, Yusuke Okada, Yuya Koroku, Kotaro Suzuki ( December 26, 2021 - Present)
    • Junretsu - Hideki Okatani, Makoto Oishi, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase ( July 23, 2020 - October 23, 2021)
    • Burning Wild - Takao Omori ( May 9, 2017 - March 23, 2020)
    • Burning Wild - Takao Omori ( October 27, 2013 - May 14, 2016)
    • BURNING - Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Go Shiozaki, Kotaro Suzuki, Atsushi Aoki ( February 9, 2013 - December 1, 2015)
    • Special Assault Team - Akitoshi Saito, Go Shiozaki, Kotaro Suzuki, Atsushi Aoki ( May 11, 2012 - December 22, 2012)
    • Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito - Akitoshi Saito ( April 24, 2010 - December 4, 2012)
    • Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio - Takeshi Rikio ( January 15, 2007 - January 23, 2009)
    • Sternness - Takeshi Morishima, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Akitoshi Saito, Makoto Hashi, Kentaro Shiga, Jun Izumida, Atsushi Aoki ( September 1, 2000 - June 14, 2008)
    • Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi - Makoto Hashi ( December 4, 2000 - March 2, 2007)
    • Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito - Akitoshi Saito ( June 9, 2001 - July 25, 2004)
    • BURNING - Kenta Kobashi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Kentaro Shiga ( August 25, 1998 - February 26, 2000)
    • Burning Wild - Takao Omori ( March 5, 1994 - January 19, 1999)
    • Super Generation Army - Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Satoru Asako ( June 2, 1993 - August 30, 1998)
    • Tsuruta-gun - Akira Taue, Jumbo Tsuruta, Masanobu Fuchi, Yoshiaki Yatsu, Mighty Inoue, Yoshinari Ogawa ( November 14, 1992 - March 4, 1993)
    • Super Generation Army - Akira Taue, Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi ( October 15, 1992 - October 21, 1992)

Jun Akiyama Game Appearances

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