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Atsushi Maruyama
Maruyama in September 2019
Birth nameAtsushi Maruyama
Born (1976-06-14) June 14, 1976 (age 47)[1]
Takatsuki, Osaka[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Akatora[2]
Atsushi Maruyama[3]
Eagles Mask
Hong Kong Kokusai Fujin Keisatsu Man[4]
Teppei[5]
Tigers Mask
Izanagi
Billed height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Billed weight85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)[1]
Trained bySuper Delfin
Kaijin Habu Otoko
DebutMay 19, 2001[1]

Atsushi Maruyama (丸山 敦, Maruyama Atsushi, born on June 14, 1976, in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). He previously worked for Osaka Pro Wrestling under the ring name Tigers Mask (タイガースマスク, Taigāsu Masuku).[6][7] His ring name and original wrestling attire were inspired by the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.

Professional wrestling career

On February 8, 2014, Tigers Mask announced his resignation from Osaka Pro, effective April 20, after which he began working in the Tokyo area under a new persona. On April 22, 2014, Maruyama made his first appearance unmasked, announcing that in the future he would be working under his real name.[3] Maruyama also adopted two new ring names, when he started to work for Pro Wrestling Heat Up as Akatora (アカトラ, Akatora) and Kaientai Dojo as Teppei (stylized in all capital letters).[2][5]

In January 2018, Maruyama signed with All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW)[1] and adopted the name Izanagi (イザナギ, Izanagi) in 2020.

Some of Maruyama's masked personas: as Tigers Mask (left), as Eagles Mask (center) and as Izanagi (right)

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "丸山敦選手全日本プロレス入団のお知らせ". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  2. ^ a b "4・26Heat-Up Mon☆Star13 試合レポート~メインイベント~". Pro Wrestling Heat Up (in Japanese). 2014-04-30. Archived from the original on 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  3. ^ a b Leung, Jonathan (2014-04-24). "4/20 Results: Roster Says Goodbye". Osaka Holiday Paradise. Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  4. ^ "ガン女5.16王子大会 ガンバレ☆女子プロレス旗揚げ戦 Best of the Super Cinderella". Battle News (in Japanese). 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  5. ^ a b "GWSP4にタイガースマスク改めTeppei参戦決定". Kaientai Dojo (in Japanese). Livedoor. 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  6. ^ a b Boutwell, Josh (2010-04-23). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-04-24. Open the Brave Gate Title: Tigers Mask def. Super Shisa (c) to win the title [...] Osaka Pro's Tigers Mask upsets Super Shisa for the Brave Gate Title
  7. ^ a b Boutwell, Josh (2010-07-30). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly: Dragon Gate". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-07-31. Title vs. Title: Open the Brave Gate Champ: Tigers Mask def. Osaka Pro Champ: CIMA to win the Osaka Pro Title and retian [sic] the Brave Gate Title!
  8. ^ 11.9後楽園大会[観衆]1241人. All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2017-11-09. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  9. ^ "DDT ProWrestling" 【大阪リポート】メインの新世代タッグマッチはDDTの未来を見せた激闘28分…フルタイム間際に竹下が樋口をジャーマン葬/飯伏、菊くいワールドを凌駕。菊タローに変身!!/ササダンゴと丸山の一戦はIMGP世界ヘビー級戦に。感動の超大作が誕生!?. Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). 2015-07-12. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  10. ^ 9月18日試合結果. Osaka Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2013-09-18. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  11. ^ "220731 | Ōsaka Puroresu" 220731 | 大阪プロレス [220731 | Osaka Pro Wrestling]. Osaka Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). July 31, 2022. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  12. ^ Dilta, Abhishek (September 16, 2022). "PWI 500 2022 List Rankings Full List Male And Female Wrestlers". thesportsgrail.com. Retrieved October 1, 2022.