Jimmy Yang

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Jimmy yang

Career Highlights

World Championship Wrestling:

WWE/Heartland Wrestling Association:

  • Jimmy Yang was signed to a developmental contract when WWF purchased WCW and sent to HWA..
  • January 2002: Jimmy Yang is released from his development contract..

All Japan / NWA:TNA / Major League Wrestling:

  • Jimmy Yang went to All Japan Pro Wrestling and competed in the Junior Heavyweight division..
  • April 13, 2002 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang & Kaz Hayashi & Hi69 defeated Kazushi Miyamoto & Gran Naniwa & Ryuji Hijikata..
  • June 19, 2002 – NWA: Total Nonstop Action Debut: Yang joins the Jarrett Upstart promotion..
  • ~~~Yang was placed in a group called the Flying Elvis’s in NWA-TNA with Sonny Siaki & Jorge Estrada..
  • July 17, 2002 – AJPW’s Prefectural Gym: Yang & Kaz Hayashi & George Hines beat Johnny Smith & Gran Naniwa & Ryuji Hijikata..
  • September 2002 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang & Kaz Hayashi won the AJPW Real World Junior Heavyweight Tag Team League..
  • October 2, 2002 – NWA:TNA: The SATs (Jose & Joel Maximo) defeat the Flying Elvis’ (Jorge Estrada & Jimmy Yang)..
  • October 27, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Kaz Hayashi & Jimmy Yang defeated Hideki Hosaka & Gran Naniwa..
  • November 13, 2002 – NWA^TNA: Amazing Red defeats Jimmy Yang..
  • December 6, 2002 All Japan: Yang and Hayashi defeated Mr. Problem and Extreme Blade(Elix Skipper)
  • December 20, 2002 – MLW King of Kings: “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & PJ Friedman defeated Jimmy Yang (debut) & Mike Sanders..
  • January 22, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Amazing Red & Jose & Joel Maximo b Jimmy Yang & David Young & Shark Boy..
  • April 3, 2003 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang & Satoshi Kojima defeated Keiji Mutoh & George Hines..
  • June 26, 2003 – MLW Rise of the Renegades: Los Maximos defeated Jimmy Yang & Tony Mamaluke in Orlando, FL..
  • August 22, 2003 – MLW Summer Apocalypse: Jimmy Yang pinned Sonjay Dutt in St. Petersburg, FL..
  • September 19, 2003 – MLW J-Cup USA: Jimmy Yang defeated Juventud Guerrera in the 1st round, lost to Chris Daniels in the 2nd!
  • September 7, 2003 – WWE Heat: Tommy Dreamer defeated Jimmy Yang..

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • September 26, 2003: Jimmy Yang signs his second developmental contract with the WWE and pulls out of an upcoming All Japan tour..
  • October 19, 2003 – No Mercy: Tajiri defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the CW title with help from Jimmy Yang & Ryan Sakoda..
  • October 23, 2003 – Smackdown!: Tajiri defeated Zach Gowen – Afterwards, Jimmy Yang & Ryan Sakoda viciously attacked Zach..
  • November 13, 2003 – Smackdown!: Akio & Sakada defeated Jamie Noble & Rey Mysterio with help from Tajiri!
  • November 20, 2003 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio defeated Akio after a 619 and the best West Coast Pop Rey’s ever done!
  • November 27, 2003 – Smackdown!: Akio defeated Jamie Noble after Nidia prooved to be a distraction at ringside yet again..
  • December 20, 2003 – Velocity: Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon defeated Akio & Sakoda.
  • January 3, 2004 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan & Shannon Moore defeated Akio & Sakoda.
  • January 31, 2004 – Velocity: Sho Funaki defeated Akio.
  • February 15, 2004 – No Way Out: Tajiri/Sakoda/Akio defeated Ultimo Dragon/Billy Kidman/Paul London on Sunday Night Heat..
  • March 4, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon defeated Tajiri & Akio & Sakoda.
  • March 11, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman & Ultimo Dragon & Funaki beat Tajiri & Akio & Sakoda & Jamie Noble..
  • March 14, 2004 – Wrestlemania XX: Akio was supposed to participate in the Cruiserweight Open, but got spewed with green mist!
  • March 20, 2004 – Velocity: Paul London & Billy Kidman defeated Akio & Tajiri.
  • March 27, 2004 – Velocity: Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly defeated Akio & Sakoda.
  • April 1, 2004 – Smackdown!: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & DVon) defeated Akio & Sakoda..
  • April 10, 2004 – Velocity: Nunzio defeated Rey Mysterio, Akio, & Billy Kidman in a Four-Way #1 Contender’s Match for the Cruiserweight Title.
  • April 17, 2004 – Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated Akio.
  • May 1, 2004 – Velocity: John Cena defeated Akio.
  • May 15, 2004 – Velocity: Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Akio.
  • May 27, 2004 – SD!: Chavo Classic defeated Akio to retain the CW title with help from Chavo Guerrero Jr..
  • June 5, 2004 – Velocity: World tag team champions Charlie Haas & Rico Constantino defeated Akio & Sakoda.
  • June 12, 2004 – Velocity: Spike Dudley defeated Akio.
  • June 19, 2004 – Velocity: Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated Akio & Sakoda.
  • July 17, 2004 – Velocity: Rob Van Dam defeated Akio.
  • July 24, 2004 – Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated Akio..
  • August 21, 2004 – Velocity: Charlie Haas defeated Akio.
  • September 18, 2004 – Velocity: Paul London defeated Akio.
  • September 25, 2004 – Velocity: Nunzio defeated Akio.
  • October 2, 2004 – Velocity: Johnny Stamboli defeated Akio.
  • October 23, 2004 – Velocity: The Big Show defeated Akio.
  • November 20, 2004 – Velocity: Shannon Moore defeated Akio.
  • November 25, 2004 – Velocity: Shannon Moore & Nunzio & Chavo Guerrero defeated Billy Kidman & Spike Dudley & Akio..
  • December 2, 2004 – Smackdown!: Paul London defeated Akio in a match taped for Velocity..
  • December 12, 2004 – Armageddon: Billy Kidman & Akio defeated Paul London & Chavo Guerrero in a match shown LIVE on HEAT..
  • December 16, 2004 – Smackdown!: Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated Billy Kidman & Akio to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 6, 2005 – Smackdown: Sho Funaki defeated Akio to retain the Cruiserweight title..
  • January 13, 2005 – Smackdown!: Akio defeated Paul London in an EXCELLENT match and shook hands after (TAPED FOR HEAT)..
  • January 15, 2005 – Velocity: Akio defeated Paul London (Akio FINALLY gets a win on velocity).
  • January 20, 2005 – Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty defeated Akio in a Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
  • January 29, 2005 – Velocity: Akio defeated Nunzio.
  • February 10, 2005 – SD! in Japan: Paul London defeated Akio in an EXCELLENT match taped for VELOCITY..
  • February 17, 2005 – Smackdown!: Sho Funaki & Paul London & Shannon Moore beat Spike Dudley & Chavo Guerrero & Akio..
  • February 20, 2005 – No Way Out: Chavo Guerrero won a 6-Man Gauntlet Match to capture his 5th Cruiserweight title..
  • ~~~Paul London beat Funaki, London b Spike Dudley, London b Shannon Moore, London b Akio, Chavo Guerrero beat London..
  • March 3, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London & Sho Funaki defeated Akio & Chavo Guerrero in a match taped for VELOCITY..
  • March 10, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London defeated AKIO to become #1 Contender to the Cruiserweight title! (VELOCITY).
  • March 19, 2005 – Velocity: Akio defeated Shannon Moore.
  • March 26, 2005 – Velocity: Akio & Billy Kidman defeated Sho Funaki & Nunzio.
  • April 2, 2005 – WM21 Fan Frenzy: Paul London & Funaki & Nunzio defeated Spike Dudley & Billy Kidman & Akio..
  • April 2, 2005 – Velocity: Akio defeated Nunzio.
  • April 9, 2005 – Velocity: Akio defeated Sho Funaki.
  • April 16, 2005 – Velocity: Charlie Haas & Hardcore Holly defeated Spike Dudley & Akio.
  • April 30, 2005 – Velocity: Sho Funaki & Nunzio defeated Billy Kidman & Akio.
  • May 5, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London defeated Akio in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 14, 2005 – Velocity: Nunzio & Mark Jindrak defeated Billy Kidman & Akio.
  • May 21, 2005 – Velocity: Nunzio & Funaki defeated Spike Dudley & Akio.
  • May 22, 2005 – Judgment Day: Nunzio defeated Akio in a match shown LIVE on HEAT..
  • June 2, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London defeated Chavo Guerrero and Akio in a 3-WAY in a match taped for Velocity..
  • June 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London vs Akio ended in a NO CONTEST when Eddie Guerrero showed up to cut a promo..
  • June 16, 2005 – Smackdown!: Super Crazy & Psicosis defeated Akio & Billy Kidman in a match taped for Velocity..
  • July 5, 2005: Akio was released from his WWE contract along with a dozen or so others..

Ring of Honor + Independent Circuit:

  • October 1, 2005 – ROH: James Gibson (2nd last ROH match) defeated Jimmy Yang (ROH debut)..
  • October 2, 2005 – ROH: Christopher Daniels defeated Jimmy Yang..
  • October 14, 2005 – ROH: Roderick Strong w/Jade Chung defeated Jimmy Yang..
  • October 15, 2005–Christian Wrestling Entertainment: A.J. Styles defeated Petey Williams and Jimmy Yang to win the CWE Title..
  • November 18, 2005–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Jimmy Yang defeated American Dragon..
  • November 19, 2005–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Jimmy Yang defeated Rocky Romero..
  • January 21, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Scott Lost defeated Jimmy Yang..
  • January 27, 2006 – ROH: Matt Sydal & Jimmy Yang & Jack Evans defeated Adam Pearce & Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer..
  • ~~~Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley & Abyss defeated Jack Evans & Matt Sydal & Jimmy Yang to win the Trios Tournament..
  • January 28, 2006 – ROH: Jimmy Yang defeated Jay Lethal..
  • February 11, 2006 – ROH: Jimmy Yang defeated Azrieal and Jerrelle Clark and Jason Blade in a 4-WAY..
  • March 11, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Roderick Strong defeated Jimmy Yang by Submission..
  • March 19, 2006–HWA CyberClash Pay-Per-View: Pepper Parks defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the HWA Heavyweight title..
  • March 25, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Jimmy Yang w/Bruce LeRoy defeated Jimmy Rave w/Prince Nana..
  • March 30, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Ryo Saito defeated Jimmy Yang..
  • March 31, 2006 – ROH: The Embassy (Jimmy Rave & Alex Shelley) defeated Claudio Castagnoli & Jimmy Yang..
  • April 1, 2006 – ROH: Samoa Joe defeated A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels & Jimmy Yang (Joe pinned Styles) in a 4-WAY..
  • April 8, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Frankie Kazarian defeated Jimmy Yang…
  • April 9, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Jimmy Yang defeated M-Dogg20..
  • April 22, 2006 – ROH: Delirious defeated Jimmy Rave and Jimmy Jacobs and Jimmy Yang w/Bruce Leroy in a 4-WAY..
  • April 28, 2006 – Ring of Honor: American Dragon defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the Ring of Honor title..
  • April 29, 2006 – ROH: Jimmy Jacobs defeated Jimmy Yang and Trik Davis and Flash Flanagan and Jay Fury and Spud (6-WAY)..
  • May 1, 2006 – RAW: Charlie Haas defeated Akio (Jimmy Yang) in a match taped for HEAT..
  • May 7, 2006: Jimmy Yang resigned with World Wrestling Entertainment but will finish up his Indy obligations before returning..
  • May 12, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Matt Sydal defeated Jimmy Yang..
  • May 13, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Jimmy Rave w/Daizee Haze defeated Jimmy Yang..

World Wrestling Entertainment:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Chavo Guerrero:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Kenny Dykstra:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J:

  • December 18, 2009–SmackDown!: The Hart Dynasty w/Natalya Neidhart defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J. ..
  • January 14, 2010–WWE Superstars: Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J defeated Mike Knox and Charlie Haas..
  • January 22, 2010–Smackdown!: Dolph Ziggler defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in a dark match.
  • February 9, 2010–ECW on Sci-Fi: Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J defeated Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks in a dark match.
  • February 16, 2010–ECW on Sci-Fi: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks in a dark match.
  • February 23, 2010–NXT: Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J defeated Tyler Reks and Lance Archer in a dark match.
  • March 5, 2010–WWE SmackDown!: Ezekiel Jackson defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in a squash match..
  • March 6, 2010–Live Event: Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J.
  • March 7, 2010–Live Event: Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J.
  • March 12, 2010–WWE SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks in a dark match..
  • March 13, 2010–Live Event: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks..
  • March 17, 2010–Live Event: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks..
  • March 16, 2010–NXT: Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J defeated Tyler Reks and Lance Archer in a dark match.
  • March 27, 2010–WrestleMania Fan Axxess Event: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Vance Archer in Phoenix, Arizona..
  • March 28, 2010–WrestleMania 26: Jimmy Wang Yang participated in a dark match Battle Royal (won by Yoshi Tatsu)..
  • April 22, 2010: Jimmy Wang Yang was released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contact..

Jimmy Yang – Independent Circuit:

  • May 22, 2010–Big Time Wrestling: Jimmy Yang defeated Ryan Von Kool.
  • James Yun opened a pest control business in the Cincinnati area called “Jimmy’s Pest Control”.
  • May 23, 2010–BTW: Jimmy Yang defeated Billy Blade.
  • July 25, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Shuji Kondo.
  • July 27, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang, Shuji Kondo, Seiya Sanada and Suwama defeated Hate, Minoru, Rene Dupree and TARU.
  • July 30, 2010–AJPW: KAI defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • July 31, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated MAZADA.
  • August 1, 2010–AJPW: BUSHI defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • August 4, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang and BUSHI defeated Hate and Minoru.
  • August 5, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Masayuki Kono defeated Rene Dupree and MAZADA.
  • August 7, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated TAKA Michinoku.
  • August 8, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Minoru. Jimmy Yang defeated KAI.
  • August 15, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang, Super Crazy and Antonio Thomas defeated KAI, Kaz Hayashi and Hiroshi Yamato.
  • August 19, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Shuji Kondo defeated KAI and Kaz Hayashi.
  • August 20, 2010–AJPW: KAI and Kaz Hayashi defeated Jimmy Yang and BUSHI.
  • August 21, 2010–AJPW: Kaz Hayashi, Suwama and Masayuki Kono defeated Jimmy Yang, Minoru Suzuki and Masakatsu Funaki.
  • August 22, 2010–AJPW: Shuji Kondo and Kaz Hayashi defeated Jimmy Yang and BUSHI.
  • August 24, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Minoru Suzuki defeated Hiroshi Yamato and Shuji Kondo.
  • August 26, 2010–AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Antonio Thomas.
  • August 29, 2010–AJPW: AJPW Junior heavyweight champion Kaz Hayashi defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the title.
  • December 18, 2010–HWA: Jimmy Yang defeated Chris Carnage.
  • February 5, 2011–Awesome Wrestling Entertainment: Jimmy Yang defeated Alex Silva in Waynesboro, Virginia..
  • February 26, 2011–Awesome Wrestling Entertainment: Micah Fletcher defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in Palmyra, Virginia.
  • March 12, 2011 – EWF: Jimmy Yang defeated Dylan Bostic. Jake Omen defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • April 2, 2011 – Remix Pro: ASW X-Division champion Facade defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the title.
  • April 23, 2011 – Clash: Jimmy Yang defeated Tommy Treznik.
  • June 11, 2011 – Wreste for Rotary: Jimmy Yang defeated Rudy Switchblade.
  • June 30, 2011–TNA IMPACT: Low Ki defeated Matt Bentley and Jimmy Yang in an X Division Tournament Qualifying Match.
  • September 11, 2011 – AJPW: Masanobu Fuchi, BUSHI and Jimmy Yang defated MAZADA, BLACK BUSHI and Hikaru Sato.
  • September 15, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang, KENSO and Soshun defeated Dark Ozz, Dark Cuervo and MAZADA.
  • September 17, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Koji Kanemoto.
  • September 18, 2011 – AJPW: Shuji Kondo defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • September 19, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Soshun.
  • September 23, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated MAZADA.
  • September 24, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Hiroshi Yamato.
  • September 25, 2011 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Kenny Omega defeated Minoru and MAZADA.
  • October 15, 2011 – EAW: El Hijo de Rey Mystirio and Jimmy Yang defeated Fauno and Mr. Aguila.
  • December 11, 2011 – OVW Homecoming: Jimmy Yang was in the Battle Royal won by Trailer Park Trash. Jimmy Yang and Nick Dinsmore defeated Jose Santiago and Mike Wolfgang.
  • January 21, 2012 – Clash: Cameron Skyy defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • February 4, 2012 – WWFX: Jimmy Yang defeated Billy Gunn.
  • August 12, 2012 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi defeated Andy Wu and Yasufumi Nakanoue.
  • August 16, 2012 – AJPW: Koji Kanemoto and Minoru Tanaka defeated Jimmy Yang and Hiroshi Yamato.
  • August 18, 2012 – AJPW: Koji Kanemoto and Minoru Tanaka defeated Jimmy Yang and Hiroshi Yamato.
  • August 19, 2012 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Andy Wu and Toshiyuki Moriya in a 3-way match.
  • August 20, 2012 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Minoru Tanaka defeated Hiroshi Yamato and Andy Wu.
  • August 21, 2012 – AJPW: Hiroshi Yamato and Shuji Kondo defeated Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi.
  • August 24, 2012 – AJPW: Takao Omori and Manabu Soya defeated Jimmy Yang and KENSO.
  • August 25, 2012 – AJPW: KAI, KAMIKAZE and Ryoto Hama defeated Jimmy Yang, Andy Wu and Koji Kanemoto.
  • August 26, 2012 – AJPW: Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima defeated Jimmy Yang and Keiji Muto.
  • September 15, 2012 – RPW: Jimmy Yang defeated Lil C.
  • December 6, 2012 – PWE: PWE United States champion Mike Bennett defeated Jimmy Yang in a steel cage match to retain the title.
  • January 12, 2013 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi defeated Andy Wu and Shuji Kondo.
  • January 13, 2013 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang, KENSO and Kaz Hayashi defeated MAZADA, SUSHI and Shuji Kondo.
  • January 14, 2013 – AJPW: Joe Doering, Suwama and Shuji Kondo defeated Jimmy Yang, Manabu Soya and Takao Omori.
  • January 17, 2013 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang defeated MAZADA.
  • January 19, 2013 – AJPW: Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi defeated Kazushi Miyamoto and Tomoaki Honma by disqualification.
  • January 20, 2013 – AJPW: Minoru Tanaka defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • January 22, 2013 – AJPW: Hikaru Sato, Hiroshi Yamato and Jimmy Yang defeated Koji Kanemoto, Minoru Tanaka and MAZADA.
  • January 26, 2013 – AJPW: KENSO defeated Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi in a 3-way match.
  • February 16, 2013 – FWE: Jimmy Yang defeated Sonjay Dutt.
  • June 21, 2013 – FWE: FWE Tri-Borough champion Paul London defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the title. Jimmy Yang was in the 30 man rumble won by Tommy Dreamer.
  • August 10, 2013 – JCW: U-Gene defeated Jimmy Yang.
  • August 11, 2013 – JCW: Matt Cross defeated Jimmy Yang, Bobby Lashley, Chuck Hogan, Kevin Steen, Shane Helms, U-Gene and Zach Gowen in a rumble match.
  • October 20, 2013 – HWA: Jimmy Yang defeated Ed Gonzales.
  • November 23, 2013 – Vendetta Pro: Bruce Leroy and Jimmy Yang defeated Jimi Mayhem & Shannon Ballard.