AKIRA



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 218 lbs

Real Name: Akira Nogami

DOB: 3/13/1968

Hometown: Narashino, Chiba

Other Names: Akira Nogami(NJPW)

Wrestler Since: 1984

Finishing Maneuver: Flip DDT, Musasabi Press, STF

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #297(2006), #243(2003), #181(2001), #109(1996), #209(1995), #74(1994), #63(1993), #106(1992), #135(1991)

Other Related Websites:
nWo Japan - Rollercoaster Bio
Akira Nogami - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (45 - 53, 1 Draw)
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 6, '86) = Akira Nogami fell to Shinya Hashimoto.
- NJPW Inoki Toukan Live (October 9, '86) = In a dark match, Nogami was beaten by Don Arakawa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 5, '87) = Nogami & Masa Funaki defeated Yoji Anjoh & Tatsuo Nakano.
- NJPW Inoki Toukan Live II (March 26, '87) = Nogami & Masaharu Funaki won over Toji Anjoh & Tatsuo Nakano.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 25, '87) = Nogami fought to a 15-Minute Draw with Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 4, '87) = Nogami was forced to submit to Don Arakawa.
- NJPW Inoki Toukan Live III (December 27, '87) = Nogami pinned Yoji Anjoh.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 7, '89) = Nogami took down the Black Cat.
- NJPW Super Fight (February 10, '90) = Nogami & Jushin Liger lost to Naoki Sano & The Pegasus Kid.
- AJPW Tokyo Dome (April 13, '90) = Nogami was beaten by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Starrcade In Tokyo Dome (March 21, '91) = Nogami lost to the NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 9, '91) = Nogami won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, beating Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 10, '91) = Nogami defeated Brian Pillman.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '91) = Nogami was beaten by Norio Honaga.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (November 5, '91) = Nogami lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title to Norio Honaga.
- NJPW Super Warriors In Tokyo Dome (January 4, '92) = Nogami, Masashi Aoyagi, & Jushin Liger defeated Norio Honaga, Hiro Saito, & Super Strong Machine.
- NJPW 20th Aniversary Show (March 1, '92) = Nogami was pinned by Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 30, '92) = Nogami, Hiroshi Hase, & Takayuki Iizuka lost to Tatsutoshi Goto, Hiro Saito, & Super Strong Machine.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XIX (June 16, '92) = Nogami & Hiro Hase defeated the Headhunters (Arn Anderson & Bob Cook) in the first round of the NWA World Tag-Team Titles Tournament. Nogami was later replaced in the tournament, due to injury, by Shinya Hashimoto.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 22, '92) = Nogami, Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Hiroshi Hase beat Masashi Aoyagi, Kengo Kimura, Shiro Koshinaka, & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 23, '92) = Nogami & Shinya Hashimoto fell to Tatsumi Fujinami & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Fantastic Story (Janauary 4, '93) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & El Samurai won over Nobukazu Hirai, Koki Kitihara, & Masao Orihara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '93) = Nogami took down Brad Armstrong.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '93 (May 3) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & El Samurai beat Satoshi Kojima, Osamu Nishimura, & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka fell to Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '93) = Nogami, Hiroshi Hase, & Keiji Mutoh defeated Kuniaki Kobayashi, Akitoshi Saito, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '93) = Nogami, Keiji Mutoh, & Manabu Nakanishi lost to Masashi Aoyagi, Kengo Kimura, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '93) = Nogami, Hiroshi Hase, & Takayuki Iizuka won over Masashi Aoyagi, Shiro Koshinaka, & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '93) = Nogami was beaten by Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = Nogami & Masa Saito lost to the Nasty Boys.
- NJPW Battlefield Yokohama (September 23, '93) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League III (October/November '93) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka competed in the league, which was won by Hiro Hase & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (November 4, '93) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka took down Jushin Liger & Wild Pegasus.
- NJPW Battlefield (January 4, '94) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka beat Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '94) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Bobby Eaton, Mike Enos, & Rambo.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February 24, '94) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & Power Warrior lost to Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Osamu Kido.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '94 (May 4) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & Osamu Kido defeated Tatsutoshi Goto, Michiyoshi Ohara, & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '94) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka were beaten by Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '94) = Nogami & Shinjiro Ohtani fell to Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '94) = Nogami, Shinjiro Ohtani, & Tadao Yasuda took down Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Yuji Nagata, & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '94) = Nogami & Yuji Nagata beat Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Tatsuhito Takaiwa.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '94) = Nogami, Jushin Liger, & El Samurai won over Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, & Shinjiro Ohtani.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League IV (October '94) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka competed in the league, which was won by Hiro Hase & Keiji Mutoh.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (October 30, '94) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka lost to Shinya Hashimoto & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW Battle Seven (January 4, '95) = Nogami, Takayuki Iizuka, & Osamu Kido fell to Kuniaki Kobayashi, Akitoshi Saito, & the Great Kabuki.
- NJPW Pyongyang Sports Festival (April 29, '95) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka lost to Masa Chono & Scott Norton.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '95 (May 3) = Nogami & Norio Honaga were beaten by Takayuki Iizuka & El Samurai.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 14, '95) = Nogami, Junji Hirata, & Takayuki Iizuka won over Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, & Mike Enos.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '95) = Nogami & Osamu Kido beat Riki Choshu & Takayuki Iizuka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '95) = Nogami & Junji Hirata fell to Riki Choshu & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 13, '95) = Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka lost to Riki Choshu & Junji Hirata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 14, '95) = Nogami & Kensuke Sasaki were taken down by Tatsutoshi Goto & Shiro Koshinaka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 15, '95) = Nogami was forced to submit to Takayuki Iizuka.
- NJPW Super Grade Tag League V (October '95) = Nogami & Takashi Iizuka competed in the league, which was won by Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Battle Formation '96 (April 29) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Shiro Koshinaka lost to Riki Choshu, Takashi Iizuka, Satoshi Kojima, & Osamu Nishimura.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (May 27, '96) = Nogami was forced to submit to Hiromitsu Kanehara.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '96) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Michiyoshi Ohara fell to Takayuki Iizuka, Osamu Nishimura, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '96) = Nogami & Tatsutoshi Goto defeated Takayuki Iizuka & Yuji Nagata.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 4, '96) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Akitoshi Saito lost to Takayuki Iizuka, Osamu Kido, Osamu Nishimura, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 5, '96) = Nogami & Kuniaki Kobayashi took down Jushin Liger & El Samurai.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '96) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Michiyoshi Ohara fell to Takayuki Iizuka, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '97) = Nogami, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Akitoshi Saito were beaten by Junji Hirata, Takashi Iizuka, & Osamu Nishimura.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '97) = Nogami, Shiro Koshinaka, & Michiyoshi Ohara fell to Tatsumi Fujinami, Kensuke Sasaki, & Kazuo Yamazaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '97) = Nogami, Kengo Kimura, & Akitoshi Saito defeated Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 3, '97) = Nogami, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Kengo Kimura beat Junji Hirata, Satoshi Kojima, & Manabu Nakanishi.
- NJPW The Four Heaven (August 10, '97) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, Kengo Kimura, Michiyoshi Ohara, & Akitoshi Saito fell to Junji Hirata, Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Kido, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Three Gun Tag-Team Tournament (September '97) = Nogami & Tatsumi Fujinami lost in the first round to Hiroyoshi Tenzan & the Great Muta. Kensuke Sasaki & Kensuke Yamazaki won the tournament.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September 23, '97) = Nogami, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Kengo Kimura defeated Tatsutoshi Goto, Michiyoshi Ohara, & Akitoshi Saito.
- NJPW Final Battle Hall (November 2, '97) = Nogami & Kengo Kimura won over Tatsutoshi Goto & Hiro Saito.
- NJPW St Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = AKIRA, Masa Chono, & nWo Sting took down Satoshi Kojima, Hiro Saito, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September 23, '99) = AKIRA was pinned by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 20, '00) = AKIRA took down Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Yokohama Arena PPV (July 30, '00) = AKIRA was forced to submit to Minoru Tanaka.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '01 (May/June) = Nogami competed in the league, which was won by Jushin Liger.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 6, '01) = Nogami, Masa Chono, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan fell to Taiyo Kea, Jushin Liger, & Jinsei Shinzaki.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '01) = Nogami, Koji Kanemoto, Black Tiger, & Gedo won over Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka, Curry Man, & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Dome Quake (July 20, '01) = In a dark match, Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Hiro Saito beat Shiro Koshinaka, Osamu Nishimura, & Yutaka Yoshie.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 11, '01) = Nogami, Gedo, & Jado defeated Wataru Inoue, Jushin Liger, & Minoru Tanaka.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 12, '01) = Nogami forced Wataru Inoue to submit.
- NJPW Indicate of Next (October 8, '01) = Nogami, Gedo, & Jado fell to Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka, & El Samurai.
- NJPW International Center PPV (October 28, '01) = Nogami, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Hiro Saito fell to Riki Choshu, Osamu Kido, & Kenzo Suzuki.
- NJPW Wrestling World '02 (January 4) = Nogami & Koji Kanemoto lost to Minoru Tanaka & El Samurai.
- NJPW Fighting Spirit Memorial Day (May 28, '02) = AKIRA was pinned by Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '02 (May/June) = AKIRA competed in the tournament, which was won by Koji Kanemoto.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 7, '02) = Nogami, Koji Kanemoto, Black Tiger, & Gedo defeated Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka, Curry Man, & Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 16, '03) = Nogami, Masahito Kakihara, Heat, Super Crazy, & Tiger Mask IV won an "Elimination" Match over Minoru Fujita, Koji Kanemoto, Jushin Liger, El Samurai, & Gedo.
- NJPW Ultimate Festival (May 1, '03) = AKIRA & Masahito Kakihara defeated American Dragon & Rocky Romero.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '03 (May/June) = AKIRA lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner, Masahito Kakihara.
- NJPW Crush (June 13, '03) = AKIRA, Masahito Kakihara, Ryusuke Taguchi, & the Stampede Kid beat Minoru Fujita, El Samurai, Gedo, & Jado.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom In Tokyo Dome II (January 4, '08) = AKIRA, Masahiro Chono, Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Jushin Liger took down Shuji Kondo, Brother Yasshi, Gedo, Jado, & Taru.
- NJPW Explosion '07 (October 8) = AKIRA, Masa Chono, Riki Choshu, Jushin Liger, & Super Strong Machine defeated Mitsuhide Hirasawa, Takashi Iizuka, Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Uwano, & Naofumi Yamamoto.
- NJPW Destruction '07 (November 11) = AKIRA, Masa Chono, Riki Choshu, Jushin Liger, & Super Strong Machine won over Mitsuhide Hirasawa, Takashi Iizuka, Taichi Ishikari, Tetsuya Naito, & Takashi Uwano.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (February 17, '08) = AKIRA & Jushin Liger won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Titles, beating Prince Devitt & Minoru.
- NJPW Prefectural Gym PPV (April 27, '08) = AKIRA & Shiro Koshinaka were beaten by Milano Collection AT & Minoru.
- NJPW Best of the Super Junior '08 (May/June) = AKIRA competed in the league, which was won by Wataru Inoue.
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament (July '08) = AKIRA defeated Jado and Jushin Liger, then fell to the eventual winner, Tiger Mask IV.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 16, '08) = AKIRA & Jushin Liger lost to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champions, Prince Devitt & Minoru.

Title Summary:
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (8/09/91 - 11/05/91)
- NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion w/ Jushin Liger (2/17/08 - 7/21/08)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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