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About Akebono Tarō
Akebono Tarō developed an interest in sumo wrestling at a very young age. In 1988, he moved to Japan to start his career in the sport. He made an immediate impact, and within two years he had reached the top level. In 1992 and 1993, he became the only wrestler born outside Japan to reach the highest division in the sport. Throughout his career as a sumo wrestler, Tarō won eleven championships, making him one of the sport’s most successful figures.
Professional wrestling career
In 2003, he parted ways with the Japan Sumo Association and started a career in professional wrestling after returning to the United States. His first appearance was on WWE’s SmackDown, where he challenged Big Show to a sumo contest in 2005.
Later that year, he made his professional debut under the All Japan Pro Wrestling promotion. During his time with the organization, he won both the Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, and the World Tag Team Champion twice.
He also competed under other popular promotions such as the New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Zero1.
His original name is Chadwick Haheo Rowan, and was raised by his parents Janice and Randolph Rowan. In 1998, he married Christiane Reiko Kalina and together they have two kids. Before that, he was engaged to Japanese television personality Yu Aihara.
He was a basketball player during his time at Kaiser High School. He continued at Hawaii Pacific University.
As of May 2021, he was ranked in the top ten of “heaviest sumo wrestlers”.
In 1996, he became a citizen of Japan.
He suffered from a heart failure in 2018, but recovered later.
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F.A.Q. about Akebono Tarō
When is his birthday?
Akebono Tarō's birthday is on May 8, 1969.
In how many days is his birthday?
Akebono Tarō's birthday is in 224 days
How old is he?
He is 54 years old.
Where is Akebono Tarō from?
He was born in Hawaii, U.S..
What is Akebono Tarō's height?
He is 6′ 8″ (2.03m) tall.