Jun Izumida

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Jun Izumida
Born (1965-10-28) October 28, 1965 (age 49)
Resides Kurihara, Miyagi, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Junji Izumida
Jun Izumida
IZU
Billed height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Billed weight 139 kg (306 lb)
Debut May 25, 1992

Junji Izumida (泉田純; Izumida Jun; born October 28, 1965 as Izumida Ryukaku) is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling Noah.

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Sumo wrestling[edit]

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 wrestling[edit]

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.

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