Yoshiaki Yatsu - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Yoshiaki Yatsu, 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.

Yoshiaki Yatsu (谷津嘉章) was born in Meiwa, Gunma, Japan on July 19, 1956, and he is currently 67 years old.

He is currently a Part Time Wrestler, working for Independent promotions, under the ring name of Yoshiaki Yatsu.

He is the founder of the Super Professional Wrestling Association (SPWA).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Yoshiaki Yatsu (谷津嘉章)
  • Ring Names
    • Yoshiaki Yatsu ( June 18, 1983 - Present)
    • Akiyoshi Tsuya ( July 13, 2001 - September 24, 2002)
    • Tola Yatsu ( January 28, 1983 - June 17, 1983)
    • Tora Yatsu ( January 21, 1983 - April 1, 1983)
    • The Great Yatsu ( December 30, 1980 - October 10, 1981)
    • Yoshiaki Yatsu ( December 26, 1980 - January 20, 1983)
  • Born July 19, 1956 (age 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Meiwa, Gunma, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (186 cm)
  • Weight
    • 253 lbs (115 kg)
  • Nicknames Aramusha (Rough/Wild Warrior): Daredevil; Olympic Wrestler; The Yak
  • Notes He is the founder of the Super Professional Wrestling Association (SPWA).

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( May 8, 2016 - Present)
    • Part Time Wrestler, Promoter ( November 7, 2010 - November 30, 2010)
    • Wrestler ( December 26, 1980 - April 29, 2003)
    • Promoter ( August 21, 1993 - November 30, 2002)
    • MMA Fighter ( October 31, 2000 - September 24, 2001)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1993 - December 31, 1999)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY May 8, 2016 Present
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT April 28, 2019 June 4, 2023
    Promotion Big Japan Pro WrestlingBJW March 16, 1995 March 30, 1996
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW April 24, 1994 October 10, 1995
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW December 12, 1984 July 8, 1990
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW October 7, 1983 September 20, 1984
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW January 21, 1983 June 17, 1983
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 25, 1982 September 17, 1983
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW November 19, 1981 September 23, 1982
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 26, 1980 October 10, 1981
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face May 8, 2016 Present
    Tweener March 28, 1987 November 30, 2010
    Heel November 25, 1982 March 12, 1987
    Tweener November 19, 1981 November 24, 1982
    Face December 26, 1980 November 18, 1981
  • Images History
    Apr 2019
    Apr 2019
    May 2016
    May 2016
    Oct 2000
    Oct 2000
    Oct 1995
    Oct 1995
    Feb 1994
    Feb 1994
    Oct 1983
    Oct 1983
    Nov 1981
    Nov 1981
    Dec 1980
    Dec 1980

  • Finishers
    • Wonder Suplex - Belly-to-belly Suplex ( December 26, 1980 - Present)
    • Scoop Salmon - Powerslam ( December 26, 1980 - Present)
    • Prison Lock - Kneeling Figure-four Leglock ( December 26, 1980 - Present)
    • German Suplex ( December 26, 1980 - April 29, 2003)
    • Spike Piledriver - with Riki Choshu ( October 9, 1983 - October 10, 1995)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Back to the Future” by Alan Silvestri & The Outatime Orchestra - Single ( December 6, 1994 - October 10, 1995)
    • Theme Song “SWS Yoshiaki Yatsu's Theme” by SWS - Single ( April 1, 1991 - June 29, 1992)
    • Theme Song “Dojo Geki” by SWS - Single ( October 18, 1990 - June 29, 1992)
    • Theme Song “Comin' Home” (Instrumental) - Single ( April 12, 1987 - November 7, 1987)
    • Theme Song “Atomic Bomber” by The Fighting Spirits Orchestra - Single ( October 7, 1983 - September 20, 1984)
    • Theme Song “Alone In The Night” by Keith Morrison - Single ( November 19, 1981 - September 23, 1982)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Riki Choshu)
    • 1 PWF World Tag Team Championship (with Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • 5 World Tag Team Championship (with Jumbo Tsuruta)

    DDT Pro Wrestling

    • 1 KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship (with Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura)

    International Wrestling Promotion

    • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship (with Goro Tsurumi)

    Super World of Sports

    • 2 SWS Tag Team Championship (with Haku)

    World Class Championship Wrestling

    • 1 WCCW Television Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League (1987 - with Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • AJPW January 2nd Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal (1990)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (1989 - with Jumbo Tsuruta)
    • Tokyo Sports Outstanding Performance Award (1986)
    • 17° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Riki Choshu)
    • 1976 Japanese Olympic Trials - First place, 198 pound
    • 1978 Asian Games - First place, 220 pound
    • 1979 Japanese National Championships - First place, 220 pound
    • 1979 Asian Wrestling Championships - First place, super heavyweight
    • 1980 Japanese Olympic Trials - First place
    • 1986 Japanese National Championships - First place, super heavyweight, super heavyweight

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