Akebono Tarō (born Chad Rowan, May 8, 1969) is a Hawaiian professional wrestler and former Sumo wrestler. Akebono is most well known to American fans for his stint with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2005, where he faced The Big Show in a Sumo match at WrestleMania 21.


In wrestling

  • With Taiyo Kea
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Volcano Splash (Akebono performs a diving splash with Kea on his back)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Tokyo Sports
    • Best Tag Team Award (2005) with Keiji Mutoh
    • Best Tag Team Award (2009) with Ryota Hama
    • Newcomer of the Year Award (2005)

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