2018 has provided some of the most unique and unforgettable moments in professional wrestling history. Now, just before the year comes to a close, we can now confirm one more unexpected surprise!
As announced by Pro Wrestling Revolution, a Lucha Libre- styled promotion based in Canada, and reported through PWInsider.com, the company will officially be holding the All Japan Pro Wrestling try-outs on March 7, 2019, which will be headed by Ultimo Dragon, Tajiri and now legendary Puroresu wrestler Jun Akiyama. As a result of this new addition, the company has also announced that Jun Akiyama will also be wrestling for Pro Wrestling Revolution on March 9, 2019 in San Francisco, CA as well. Pro Wrestling Revolution’s statement is as follows:
San Jose, Ca – Pro Wrestling Revolution presents the United States Debut of Jun Akiyama. Akiyama will be taking part of the All Japan Pro Wrestling Try Outs alongside Ultimo Dragon and Tajiri at the Pro Wrestling Revolution Training Academy on March 7, 2019. Akiyama will also be wrestling for the first time in the United States for Pro Wrestling Revolution on March 9, 2019 in San Francisco, CA and featuring Ultimo Dragon, Tajiri, Super Crazy and many more!
Pro Wrestling Revolution is proud to bring the United States Debut of Jun Akiyama to the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time in his 26-year career.
–Pro Wrestling Revolution, 2018
This is exceptionally notable as, throughout his entire 26-year career, Jun Akiyama has never wrestled in the United States, notching a historic milestone to his storied career.
Jun Akiyama is a legendary wrestler based in Izumi, Osaka, Japan. He is also the current President, Representative Director and co-head Creative Writer of All Japan Pro Wrestling, of which he was a former two-time Triple Crown Champion. Akiyama is renowned for his serious style of wrestling, as well as his tag-team wrestling expertise. Many wrestling fans will also recognize that Akiyama is the innovator of the Blue Thunder Driver, a move popularly used today by WWE Superstar, Sami Zayn, as well as the Exploder Suplex (and its variations), which many superstars, such as Tazz, Shelton Benjamin and WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, have utilized in their repertoire.
As of the time of this writing, the March 9th, 2019 San Francisco card does not have any matches listed. However, tickets for the show are now available! Links for both the tickets, as well as contact information regarding the try-outs are listed down below! What do you think of this Pro Wrestling milestone? What are your thoughts regarding Jun Akiyama’s impending US Debut? Who do you think his first opponent(s) should be?
Tickets for PWRevolution’s March 9th show in San Francisco, CA can be purchased here!
For more information on the March 9th, 2018 PWRevolution event, click here!
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Photo Credit: Pro Wrestling Revolution, All Japan Pro Wrestling