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Jun Izumida
Ji
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Junji Izumida
IZU
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 139 kg (306 lb)
Trained By AJPW Dojo
Debut May 25, 1992

 

Junji Izumida (泉田純; Izumida Jun; October 28, 1965 – January 25, 2017) was a Japanese professional wrestler who worked as a freelancer his entier carrer.

CareerEdit

Sumo wrestlingEdit

Before being a professional wrestler, Izumida was a sumo wrestler, making his debut in March 1986. He reached a highest rank of Makushita 37. He trained at Azumazeki stable and was known under three different shikona: Takamisho, Seiunryu, and finally Musashiumi. He retired from sumo in September 1991.

Professional wrestlingEdit

He debuted for All Japan Pro Wrestling at the age of twenty-six after being scouted by the company. On May 25, 1992, he wrestled his first match with Giant Baba and Rusher Kimura against Masanobu Fuchi, Haruka Eigen, and Motoshi Okuma.

He then formed a team with Tamon Honda, and the two enjoyed a reign as All Asia Tag Team Champions. When Mitsuharu Misawa left AJPW in mid-2000 and formed Pro Wrestling Noah, Izumida followed. In Noah, Izumida formed the Violence Bulldogs faction with his close friend, Akira Taue.

DeathEdit

Izumida was found dead on January 31, 2017 in his home in Kanagawa. It was determined he had died on January 25 of a heart attack.[1]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Meteorite (45° twisting diving headbutt)
    • Mukado Domu (Fall forward fireman's carry facebuster)

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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