Junji Izumida is a 17-year pro who was a sumo wrestler before entering puroresu. He competed in All-Japan from his debut until 2000, when he was part of the mass talent exodus to form NOAH. Despite his being more of a comedy wrestler he did win the All-Asia Tag Team Title once. In NOAH he aligned with Jun Akiyama’s Sternness faction until they broke up. From then on he was mostly used as a midcard and early card wrestler and usually as a jobber.
Izumida left NOAH in January 2010 after not signing a new contract with the promotion, opting to become a freelancer instead. He may still make appearances in the promotion in the future though, although he is no longer a contracted roster member.
Stats & Info:
Real name: Ryukazu Izumida
Height: 6′ 1/2″
Weight: 271 pounds/123 kg
Experience: 17 years
Finishing move: Mukado Domu, Meteorite
Current affiliation: Independent/Freelancer
1-time All-Asia Tag Team Champion
1-time IWA Tag Team Champion
2002 IWA Tag Team Title Tournament