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Jake Lee
Jake Lee
Birth name Jae Kyung Lee
Born January 19, 1989
Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Jake Lee
Lee Che Gyong
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Trained By Keiji Mutoh
Atsushi Aoki
Kenichi Yamamoto
Debut August 17, 2011

 

Jae Kyung Lee (ジェギョン, born January 19, 1989 in Kitami, Hokkaido) he is a Zainichi-Korean professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist. He's currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) under the ring name of Jake Lee where he is part of the stable Nextream which he founded with Kento Miyahara.

Professional Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts CareerEdit

All Japan Pro Wrestling (2011)Edit

Lee joined the All Japan Pro Wrestling dojo in January 2011, initially training under Keiji Mutoh and Atsushi Aoki. He debuted on August 17 of that year using his real name in a loss to Taiyo Kea,[1] and lost again the following day, this time to Ryota Hama,[2] but on August 20, Gyong picked up his first victory with a win over Yasufumi Nakanoue, and was once again victorious on August 24, teaming with Akebono and Masakatsu Funaki to defeat Joe Doering, Mazada and René Dupree.[3] Gyong represented AJPW in The Destroyer Cup Battle Royal at All Together 2011, eventually won by Kentaro Shiga.[4] Gyong teamed with Takumi Soya on September 11 to defeat Soshun and Yasufumi Nakanoue, but was defeated by Soya and Takao Omori on September 17 when he teamed with Manabu Soya.[5] After just ten professional matches, Lee announced his retirement from professional wrestling in October 2011, wanting to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts (2011–2015)Edit

After his retirement from professional wrestling he dropped the weight to mixed martial arts he join to the Power of Dreams. On April 20, 2013 in Sapporo the Power of Dreams mixed martial arts tournament, which was held at the arena, has been participating in the PFC.1.[6] In March 2015 Lee announced his retirement from MMA.

Return to All Japan Pro Wrestling (2015-present)Edit

On May 21, 2015, Lee returned to All Japan now under ring name of Jake Lee as he announced his return to professional wrestling. Lee stated that he found a new home and a new lifestyle he became vegan and he dropped a lot of body mass since his debut.[7] He made his re-debut on June 4, 2015 when he teamed with Jun Akiyama to defeat Takao Omori and Naoya Nomura with Lee pinning Nomura with his new finishing maneuver high angle backdrop.[8] On December 6 Lee announced a new partnership with Kento Miyahara and Keiichi Sato, vowing to start a generational change in AJPW.[9] On December 25, the new stable was named "Nextream".[10] On February 13 Lee and Miyahara defeated Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori to become the 1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Championship.[11] On February 21 Lee and Miyahara failed to capture the World Tag Team Champions from The Big Guns (Bodyguard and Zeus).[12] On April 9, 2016 Lee lost to Atsushi Aoki in the 1st round of Champion Carnival.

During the Champion Carnival got his biggest win of his career when he defeated the veteran and former Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Takao Omori. On August 6 Lee and Miyahara received another World Tag Team Champions but failed to win the title losing to Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi.[12] On September 4 Lee participated at the 2016 Ōdō Tournament where he lost at the first round to Ryoji Sai. On November 11 it was announced that Lee would participate at the World's Strongest Tag Determination League with Kento Miyahara at block A.[13] At the end, of the 2016 World's Strongest Tag Determination League Lee and Miyahara won their block with a record of four wins and one loss, advancing to the finals of the tournament.[14][15] but they lost in the finals to Get Wild (Manabu Soya and Takao Omori). On February 17, 2017 Lee and Miyahara unsucessfully challenged again Zeus and Bodyguard for the World Tag Team Championship. In April Lee took part of his second Champion Carnival, finishing the tournament with 2 points scoring a win against Zeus. On May 12 Lee and Nomura unsuccessfully challenged again Zeus and Bodyguard for the World Tag Team Championship. On June 11 Lee received his first shot for the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship unsucessfully challenging Shuji Ishikawa. On June 18 Lee with Aoyagi and Miyahara won the Nemuro Shokudō Cup 6-Man Tag Tournament defeating Ultimo Dragon, Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori winning his first tournament in the process. On July 17 Lee and Naoya Nomura defeated Zeus and The Bodyguard to finally win the World Tag Team Championship. Lee and Nomura vacated the titles, after Lee was sidlined with a left knee ACL rupture.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • High Angle Backdrop
    • Giant Killing (Running knee Lift)
  • Signature moves
    • Atomic Drop
    • Big Boot
    • Boston Crab
    • DDT
    • Lariat
    • Multiple Kicks
    • Penalty Kick (Soccer to the chest of a seated opponent)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Invincible" (August 17, 2011 – December 31, 2015)
    • "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by Dropkick Murphys (January 1, 2016 – July 30, 2016)
    • "LeeDepart" by Osamu Suzuki (July 30, 2016 – present)

Personal lifeEdit

Lee became a vegan while training for MMA.[16]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AJPW Summer Impact 2011 - Tag 3 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=67659.
  2. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AJPW Summer Impact 2011 - Tag 4 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=67688.
  3. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AJPW Summer Impact 2011 - Tag 8 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=68058.
  4. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "NJPW/AJPW/NOAH All Together « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=67374.
  5. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "AJPW Flashing Tour 2011 - Tag 4 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=68972.
  6. "リ・チェギョン". PFC MMA!! 札幌発、北海道発の本格的な総合格闘技イベント☆ . 2015-05-21. http://p4pfc.com/?data=%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BB%E3%83%81%E3%82%A7%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  7. "C・カーニバル覇者&心技体ががっちり合った曙が潮崎を新技で撃破して三冠返り咲き! 鼓太郎が世界Jr初防衛!青木をKOした宮原が諏訪魔に喧嘩を売る!没後15年の鶴田オー" (in jp). Battle-news.com. 2015-05-21. http://battle-news.com/?p=9267. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  8. "諏訪魔を破りキャプテンフォールマッチでEvolutionに勝った宮原が三冠に挑戦表明! 再デビュー戦で勝利したジェイク、目指すはJ鶴田!SUSHIがGAORA TV王座を奪取" (in jp). Battle-news.com. 2016-02-08. http://battle-news.com/?p=9830. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  9. "諏訪魔とのコンビ解消の宮原 新相棒はジェイク・リー" (in jp). Tokyo-sports.co.jp. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/481676/. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  10. "ニュース | 全日本プロレス公式サイト" (in jp). All-japan.co.jp. https://www.all-japan.co.jp/archives/news/. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  11. "World Tag Team Title 1 Contender" (in English). 2016-12-04. http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=10969&page=4&year=2016&promotion=6. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "World Tag Team Title 1 Contender" (in English). http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=10969&page=4&year=2016&promotion=6. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  13. "World's Strongest Tag Determination League" (in English). http://puroresuspirit.net/2016/11/news-listings-for-november-11-2016/. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  14. (in Japanese) All Japan Pro Wrestling. December 15, 2016. http://www.all-japan.co.jp/「2016-世界最強タッグ決定リーグ戦」星取表最終得. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  15. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. December 15, 2016. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/629279/. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named puroresuspirit.net
  17. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://profightdb.com/pwi-500/2016.html. Retrieved September 1, 2016.

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