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Akebono Tarō

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Akebono Tarō

Age
52
Height
6' 8 (203 cm)
Nationality
United States
Biography
Chad Rowan was born on 8 May 1969 to Randolph and Janice Rowan, and is of Hawaiian descent. He grew up with two younger brothers, one of whom, Ola, also became a sumo wrestler for a brief period after Chad. He attended Kaiser High School, where he played basketball and became an All-Star center. He went to Hawaii Pacific University on a basketball scholarship, but sat out his freshman season.
Fighter Trivia
In February 1998, Akebono announced his engagement to Christiane Reiko Kalina, a teacher who is of Japanese and American descent. Early reports indicated that he had been placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a cardiac condition, but his family later released a statement on Akebono's website criticizing "misleading" articles and saying he was undergoing treatment "due to a right leg cellulitis and an infection." Akebono's wife confirmed in March 2018 that her husband had suffered acute heart failure in the incident and was in a medically induced coma for two weeks.

Awards & Accolades

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: All Asia Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Ryota Hama
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Taiyo Kea (1) and Yutaka Yoshie (1)
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: Champion Carnival (2015)
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: 2 January Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal (2010)
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling: Ōdō Tournament (2013)
  • Dragon Gate: Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Championship (1 time) – with Masaaki Mochizuki and Don Fujii
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling: KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 115 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1: NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Shinjiro Otani (1), Daisuke Sekimoto (1) and Shogun Okamoto (1)
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1: NWA Pan-Pacific Premium Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1: World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1: Furinkazan (2009) – with Shinjiro Otani
  • Tokyo Sports: Best Tag Team Award (2005) with Keiji Mutoh
  • Tokyo Sports: Best Tag Team Award (2009) with Ryota Hama
  • Tokyo Sports: Newcomer Award (2005)
  • Black Belt: 1993 Competitor of the Year

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