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Encyclopedia > James Yun
James Yun
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Ring name(s) Jimmy Yang
Akio
Yun Yang
Apeman
Jimmy Jun
Jimmy Wang Yang
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 205 lb (93.18 kg)
Born May 13, 1981 (1981-05-13) (age 26)
Hollywood, California
Resides Phoenix, Arizona
Billed from Seoul, Korea
Japan
The South
Austell, Georgia
Trained by Paul Orndorff
WCW Power Plant
Debut June, 1999

James Eas Yun (born May 13, 1981) is a Korean-American professional wrestler/actor. Yun is best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as one-third of the Jung Dragons, Yang, and the independent circuit as Jimmy Yang. After a brief stint as Akio, a henchman for Tajiri in late 2003-early 2004, he returned to the WWE in 2006 on the SmackDown! brand as Jimmy Wang Yang. is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... This article is 88 kilobytes or more in size. ... Austell is a city located in Cobb County, Georgia. ... Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a former National Football League player and former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s as Mr. ... The WCW Power Plant was a professional wrestling school located in Atlanta and owned and operated by World Championship Wrestling. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... -1... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is currently the only television broadcast for the SmackDown! brand. ... The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ...

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Career

World Championship Wrestling (1999-2001)

In June 1999, Yun signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), making his WCW television debut in January 2000. He was originally a part of the Jung Dragons stable along with Jamie-San and Kaz Hayashi. In late 2000, when Jamie-San unmasked and left the group, forming a tag team with former 3 Count member Evan Karagias. The team of Hayashi and Yang feuded with Karagias and Jamie until the WWF purchased WCW. World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Jamie San, Leia Meow,Yang & Kaz Hayashi (in front). ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable number of slang, in-references and jargon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kazuhiro Kaz Hayashi (born May 18, 1973 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... 3 Count was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling formed in 1999. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ...


Heartland Wrestling Association (2001)

In March 2001, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) acquired Yun's contract and assigned him to the company's Heartland Wrestling Association developmental territory. With no plans to call him to the main roster, the WWF eventually released Yun.[citation needed] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Heartland Wrestling Association is an independent professional wrestling promotion based in Cincinnati, Ohio that promotes its own shows. ...


All Japan Pro Wrestling (2001-2003)

After his brief stint as a WWF developmental talent, Yun agreed to join All Japan Pro Wrestling where he wrestled as both a part of its tag team division and its singles junior heavyweight division. All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

From May to August 2002, Yang was one third of The Flying Elvises in TNA Wrestling alongside Sonny Siaki and Jorge Estrada. Yang and the other Elvises were involved in TNA's first match, defeating A.J. Styles, Jerry Lynn, and Low Ki in a six-man tag team match. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1977), better known by his ring name The Phenomenal One A.J. Styles (also written AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brandon Silvestry (born September 6, 1979), best known by the ring name, Low-Ki, is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican and Italian descent. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment (2003-2005)

In September 2003, following a stellar match with Tommy Dreamer on Sunday Night Heat, Yun was signed to a three year developmental deal with the renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He, along with the Japanese American Ryan Sakoda, made their WWE debuts on October 19, 2003 at No Mercy. Yun was renamed Akio (a reference to legendary Japanese wrestler Mr. Saito) and aligned himself with Sakoda, forming the heel tag team Kyo Dai (Japanese for "brothers"), the henchmen of the actual Japanese wrestler Tajiri. Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ... Ryan Sakoda is a Japanese American professional wrestler best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... No Mercy is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Akio Sato (born February 13, 1953) is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the World Wresting Federation as Sato. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... -1... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Sakoda was eventually released from WWE and Tajiri was traded to RAW. This left Yun on his own to become a lower card wrestler and Velocity mainstay, competing primarily in the cruiserweight division until he was released on July 5, 2005. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ring of Honor (2005, 2006)

After being released from WWE Yun, wrestled in Ring of Honor (ROH). He debuted on October 1, 2005, at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, losing to James Gibson. He lost once again the following night to Christopher Daniels and again two weeks later to Roderick Strong, causing him to (kayfabe) take some time away from the company. Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher Daniel Covell (born December 24, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name in the United States, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... Chris Lindsey (born July 26, 1983 in Wisconsin) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Roderick Strong. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


He returned to ROH in January 2006 where he recorded his first win in ROH, teaming with Matt Sydal and Jack Evans in the Trios Tournament. However, the team was ultimately defeated by The Embassy. Yun stayed with the company for several months, wrestling as Jimmy Yang and using the same martial arts based persona he adopted in WCW. His entrance music was the theme from the spoof martial arts film The Last Dragon, and he even brought in the film's star Taimak (referred to in his appearances as 'Bruce Leroy', the name of his character) to help him in a feud with Embassy member Jimmy Rave. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Embassy is a professional wrestling professional wrestling stable in Ring of Honor. ... For the docudrama of the same name, see The Last Dragon (docudrama) Berry Gordys The Last Dragon is a 1985 martial arts parody film, featuring a predominantly Black cast, produced by then-Motown Records CEO Berry Gordy and directed by Michael Schultz. ... Taimak (born Taimak Guarriello on June 24, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. ... James Guffey (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Rave. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment (2006-present)

Appearance on Heat

In May 2006, Yun made a return to WWE, as Akio, on an edition of HEAT, working as a jobber in a try-out match with Charlie Haas. This match impressed the WWE and they would re-sign him once more. WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat and capatilized as WWE HEAT) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Jimmy Wang Yang (Return in WWE)

Beginning with the August 25, 2006 edition of SmackDown! vignettes began airing featuring Yun dressed as a babyface cowboy and calling himself Jimmy Wang Yang. In the vignettes, Yang questioned why people would assume stereotypical Asian things about him while proclaiming that he was much more of a redneck, and that was something he was proud of. The vignettes played for several weeks with Yang focusing more on his redneck leanings. On the September 29 SmackDown!, he made his in-ring debut in a loss to Sylvain, who illegally used the ropes for leverage to get a pin. This led to a feud with Sylvan. Weeks later, on November 3, Yang debuted his valet, Amy Zidian, though she was released from WWE just a month later after backstage trouble with the other divas. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is currently the only television broadcast for the SmackDown! brand. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable number of slang, in-references and jargon. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... This article deals primarily with stereotypes of East Asians. ... // Redneck, in modern usage, predominantly refers to a particular stereotype of people who may be found in many regions of the United States or Canada. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylvain Grenier, (born March 26, 1977), is a Quebecois professional wrestler, who is best known for working with World Wrestling Entertainment under the name Sylvan. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


In December 2006, Yang feuded with Gregory Helms over the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. Yang challenged Helms for the Cruiserweight title and lost to him at Armageddon. Later, he participated in a Cruiserweight open at No Way Out for the Cruiserweight title. In early 2007, Wang Yang would begin a feud with Chavo. On the June 15 edition of Smackdown, Wang Yang finally became the number 1 contender for the Cruiserweight Championship, after feuding with Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero for almost two months. He later teamed up with Shannon Moore to defeat Daivari and Jamie Noble in a Tag Team Match. At Vengeance, Yang lost to Chavo after a Frog Splash. On the July 6th edition of SmackDown, Yang faced off in a match against Chris Masters which he eventually lost. After the match, The Great Khali came and attacked Yang. On July 13, Yang was defeated by Finlay and attacked by Hornswoggle post-match. On the July 20 edition of Smackdown, Jimmy Wang Yang competed in a 20-man Battle Royal for the vacated World Heavyweight Championship. He lasted until the last 6, eliminating Chris Masters and Chavo Guerrero before being eliminated by Hornswoggle (a non-participant who assisted Finlay from outside the ring by pulling him out without the referee seeing). During Great American Bash, Yang competed in the cruiserweight open. Although he was never pinned, Hornswoggle won the title. On the July 27 edition of Smackdown, Jimmy Wang Yang & Torrie Wilson teamed up for the Main Event against Kenny Dykstra & Victoria, Jimmy Wang Yang & Torrie Wilson won the match after Yang pinned Dykstra following a Moonsault off the top rope. Following this match Torrie, would appear as Yang's new valet. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Akio's first WWE theme song was titled Delhip-hop and can be found in the FirstCom production music library.
  • During his time in Ring of Honor he used Last Dragon, the theme from the spoof martial arts film of the same name.
  • For the Jimmy Wang Yang gimmick he was given Gonna Punch Someone Tonight by David Church.[1] This song can be found on the iTunes Exclusive "WWE The Music: Volume 7"

A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Production music is the name given to the music owned by production music libraries and licensed to customers for use in film, television, radio and other media. ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... For the docudrama of the same name, see The Last Dragon (docudrama) Berry Gordys The Last Dragon is a 1985 martial arts parody film, featuring a predominantly Black cast, produced by then-Motown Records CEO Berry Gordy and directed by Michael Schultz. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable number of slang, in-references and jargon. ... WWE The Music Volume 7 is a compilation album released by WWE. Unlike past WWE albums, this was released as a U.S. iTunes Store exclusive, although has recently been added to the UK iTunes music store priced at £7. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Taimak (born Taimak Guarriello on June 24, 1964) is an American actor and martial artist. ... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • Real World Junior Heavyweight Tag Team League (2002) (with Kaz Hayashi)
  • Other Titles
  • Central American Middleweight Championship (1 time)

All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... Kazuhiro Kaz Hayashi (born May 18, 1973 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...

Film

Royal Kill (2007) - cop #2 Royal Kill is a 2007 psychological thriller starring Academy Award nominees Pat Morita and Eric Roberts along with Lalaine and professional wrestler Gail Kim. ...


External links

  • WWE Profile
  • Interview with Akio/Jimmy Yang by Genickbruch.com
  • Jimmy Wang Yang is not your typical redneck.
  • Jimmy's Myspace
  • WWE Profile
  • Commentary on Jimmy Yang in the Nichi Bei Times

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James Yun at AllExperts (512 words)
Sakoda was eventually released from the WWE and Yun was left on his own to become a lower card wrestler and Velocity mainstay, competing primarily in the cruiserweight division.
Yun debuted in Ring of Honor on October 1, 2005, at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, losing to James Gibson.
Yun (again using the name Akio) redebuted while WWE was touring in Columbus, Ohio, hoping to be signed by WWE again, he wrestled and lost to Charlie Haas on a HEAT taping.
James Yun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (866 words)
James Eas Yun (born May 13, 1981) is an American professional wrestler.
Yun was renamed Akio (a reference to legendary Japanese wrestler Mr.
Sakoda was eventually released from WWE, Tajiri was traded to RAW and Yun was left on his own to become a lower card wrestler and Velocity mainstay, competing primarily in the cruiserweight division until he was released on July 5, 2005.
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