Japanese wrestling legend Jun Akiyama will make his AEW debut next Friday at the go-home show for Full Gear - the live version of Rampage.
Jun Akiyama is a Japanese wrestling legend; he has been featured at All Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, and DDT over the course of his career. He has won gold at all three companies; he is a three-time GHC Heavyweight Champion, a former Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion, and a former Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion.
Akiyama will team with the returning Konosuke Takeshita against Eddie Kingston & Ortiz as announced on Twitter by Tony Khan.
Takeshita made an positive impression in his AEW run over the summer with standout performances against Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Hangman Page and Claudio Castagnoli. He wrapped up in August before returning to Japan.
Kingston and Ortiz are undefeated as a team, with five wins in the match. But as of this writing no matches have been added to the pay-per-view.
Next Friday's Rampage will be live from the Prudential Center in Newark, Jersey where next Saturday's Full Gear will also be held. This is the only match announced for Rampage thus far.
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