Report: Jun Akiyama Moving To DDT As A Rental

Jun Akiyama is making a move to DDT.

According to Tokyo Sports, Jun Akiyama will be moving from All Japan to DDT as a rental. The deal is expected to be announced this weekend. 

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DDT President Sanshiro Takagi consulted with All Japan President Takenori Fukuda regarding the deal, reportedly evaluating Akiyama's leadership and influence. Akiyama had been participating as a guest coach/wrestler for DDT since May 9.

The rental period is expected to be within a year and Akiyama will be treated as a DDT wrestler during that time. Akiyama is the former president of All Japan, having stepped down in July 2019.

"Mr. Akiyama felt a lot of growth for the younger players, and I was also inspired by the main wrestlers such as Konosuke Takeshita. From now on, we are going to take a step forward rather than a guest coach," said Takagi. 

In March it was reported that Akiyama would travel to the United States to be a guest coach at the WWE Performance Center from May 12 to 22. That didn't happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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