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Taro, Akebono

Born: 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 48 years of age.
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1969 – Born Chad George Rowan in Hawaii on May 8, 1969.

1988 – Entered the world of sumo wrestling and rose rapidly through the ranks, equalling the record for the most consecutive kachikoshi.

1990 – Promoted to the rank of Juryo in March and to Makuuchi in September.

1992 – Promoted to the rank of Ozeki.

1998 – Represented Japan in the 1998 Winter Olympics that took place in Nagano.

2000 – Won his eleventh top division title in November wherein he suffered another injury.

2001 – Announced his retirement as a sumo, he was one of the few Yokozuna to make his final competitive appearance in the ring as a championship winner. Became a member of the Japan Sumo Association as Akebono oyakata.

2003 – Entered a new career as a K-1 fighter in Japan.

2005 – Appeared in WrestleMania 21 in which he agreed to fight The Big Show. He defeated Big Show in a minute and a half match.