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Wrestler: Jimmy Wang-Yang
Real Name: James Yang
Birthday: May 13, 1981
Hometown: Born in Hollywood, California
Moved to Austell, Georgia
Moved to Phoenix, Arizona
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'9" - 185 lbs
Trained by: Paul Orndorff
Debut: June 1999
Titles: WCW Hardcore title
Previous Gimmicks: Yang (WCW)
Jimmy Yang (WCW/TNA/MLW/ROH)
Akio (Smackdown!)
Jimmy Wang Yang
Finishing Move: Yang Time
Favorite Moves: Running Backflip Kick
Michinoku Driver II
Spinning Wheel Kick
Fists of Fury
Perfect Driver
Rope Hung Figure Four Necklock
Cross Armed Iconoclasm
Asai Moonsault
Back to Belly Piledriver
Notable Feuds: Three Count
Jamie Knoble
Sonny Siaki
Rey Mysterio
PauL London
Sylvan
Tatanka



World Championship Wrestling:
  • Jimmy Yang was a member of the Jung Dragons in WCW with Kaz Hayashi & Jamie San..

    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 Gowan - 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 beat 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 25, 2006 - Ring of Honor: Jimmy Yang w/Bruce LeRoy defeated Jimmy Rave w/Prince Nana..
  • 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 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 beat 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:
  • June 7, 2006 - WWE vs ECW: Jimmy Yang defeated Tatanka in a "Dark Match"..
  • June 10, 2006--HWA Road to Destiny: Jimmy Yang & Tai Mak defeated Irish Airborne (Lotus & Crazy J)..
  • July 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Yang defeated Billy Kidman in a dark match..
  • August 18, 2006 - SmackDown!: Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms defeated Jimmy Yang in a dark match..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Jimmy Wang Yang:
  • August 25, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang "I'm no stereotype, I'm no kung fu fighter" the Texas Redneck...
  • September 1, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang was finishing off a plate of hot wings when he said he was a REDNECK
  • September 15, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang made fun of the way orientals mix up their "L's" and "R's"..
  • September 29, 2006 - SmackDown!: Sylvan defeated Jimmy Wang Yang (debut) by using the ropes for leverage..
  • October 8, 2006 - No Mercy: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Sylvan in a dark match...
  • October 13, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul London & Brian Kendrick & Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Idol Stevens & K.C. James & Sylvan..
  • November 3, 2006 - SmackDown!: Gregory Helms (Cruiserweight Champion) defeated Jimmy Wang Yang w/Amy Zidian..
  • November 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: Matt Hardy & Jimmy Wang Yang w/Amy Zidian defeated Gregory Helms & Sylvan..
  • November 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Gregory Helms (Cruiserweight Champion) defeated Jimmy Wang Yang w/Amy Zidian..
  • December 1, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Sylvan in a dark match..
  • December 8, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang w/Amy Zidian defeated Jamie Noble in a #1 Contenders match..
  • December 15, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul London/Brian Kendrick/Jimmy Yang beat William Regal/David Taylor/Gregory Helms..
  • December 17, 2006 - Armageddon: Gregory Helms defeated Jimmy Wang Yang to retain the Cruiserweight title..
  • December 22, 2006 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Jamie Noble in a dark match..
  • January 5, 2007 - SmackDown!: Tatanka vs Jimmy Wang Yang ended in a draw in a SmackDown! Sprint match..
  • January 12, 2007 - SmackDown!: Tatanka defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in a rematch from last week..
  • February 18, 2007 - No Way Out: Shannon Moore participated in a Gauntlet Match for the WWE Cruiserweight title..
  • March 2, 2007 - SmackDown!: Scotty Too Hotty & Shannon Moore & Jimmy Yang beat Gregory Helms & Daivari & Chavo Guerrero..
  • March 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Chavo Guerrero (Cruiserweight Champion) in a Non-title match..
  • April 20, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Sheamus O'Shaunessy in a dark match...
  • May 4, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Gregory Helms....
  • May 18, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Chavo Guerrero, Deuce & Domino...
  • May 25, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero in a Non-title match...
  • June 8, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Chavo Guerrero, Shawn Daivari & Jamie Noble...
  • June 15, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Shawn Daivari and Shannon Moore and Jamie Noble...
  • ~~~This was a #1 Contenders match...
  • June 22, 2007 - SmackDown: Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero & Jamie Noble defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore...
  • June 24, 2007 - Vengeance: Chavo Guerrero defeated Jimmy Wang Yang to retain the WWE Cruiserweight title...
  • July 6, 2007 - SmackDown: Chris Masters defeated Jimmy Wang Yang...
  • July 13, 2007 - SmackDown: Fit Finlay defeated Jimmy Wang Yang...
  • July 20, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang participated in a Battle Royal for the vacant World Heavyweight title...
  • ~~~This match was won by The Great Khali...
  • July 22, 2007 - Great American Bash: A Cruiserweight Open match was won by Hornswoggle...
  • ~~~Participants: Chavo Guerrero (champion), Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore, Funaki, Jamie Noble & Hornswoggle...
  • ~~~Hornswoggle became the new Cruiserweight champion...
  • July 27, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang & Torrie Wilson defeated Kenny Dykstra & Victoria...
  • August 3, 2007 - SmackDown: Jimmy Wang Yang w/Torrie Wilson defeated Kenny Dykstra w/Victoria...