|Birth name||Akito Nishigaki|
|Born||February 28, 1987|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Billed weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
Akito Nishigaki (西垣彰人, Nishigaki Akito) is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Akito (彰人, Akito). He is currently working for the Japanese professional wrestling promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT).
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2009-present)
Nishigaki made his professional wrestling debut at Sportiva It's Saturday Pro DX !! ~ Tsurumai Muso 09 from November 28, 2009, an event hosted by the Sportiva Entertainment promotion, where he scored a defeat in front of Kekumo. He worked for other promotions such as Kaientai Dojo, where he worked alongside Michio Kageyama and Toru Sugiura to unsuccessfully challenge Silence (Daigoro Kashiwa, Kaji Tomato and Marines Mask) for the Chiba Six Man Tag Team Championship at Kaientai Dojo's 10th Anniversary on February 2, 2012. He also wrestled in cross-over events held between Dramatic Dream Team, Big Japan Pro Wrestling and Kaientai Dojo such as the BJW/ DDT/K-Dojo: Sapporo Pro-Wrestling Festa 2014 on October 14, where he teamed up with Ryuichi Kawakami and Ryuichi Sekine in a losing effort to Ryuji Ito, Harashima and Kengo Mashimo in a six-man tag team match. On November 28, 2016, Nishigaki worked a match for Tokyo Gurentai at the Tokyo Dream 2016 show where he teamed up with Cima and Masato Tanaka and scored a victory against Minoru Fujita, Mazada and Kikuzawa.
DDT Pro-Wrestling (2010-present)
Nishigaki worked most of his career in DDT under the name Akito. He is a DDT Extreme Champion, title which he won the first time after defeating Danshoku Dino in a nobody knows rules match at DDT Dramatic General Election 2014 on September 13. He was a part of the All Out stable, and alongside his fellow stablemates Konosuke Takeshita and Diego, defeated Damnation (Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie and Shuji Ishikawa to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship at DDT Shin-Kiba, I Came Back! from November 2, 2017. Akito won the championship on two more occasions under the stable, first with Konosuke Takeshita and Shunma Katsumata after defeating Chihiro Hashimoto, Dash Chisako and Meiko Satomura at the DDT/Sendai Girls All Out X Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling event on June 24, 2019, and the other time also with Takeshita and Yuki Ino at DDT Live! Maji Manji Super - New Year Special on January 3, 2019, scoring a victory against #StrongHearts (Cima, T-Hawk and Duan Yingnan). He is a multiple time Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion, last time winning it at DDT You Can Get A Lot Of Protein From Peanuts! on September 7, 2019 when he teamed up with Konosuke Takeshita to take on Damnation (Daisuke Sasaki and Puma King) in a tag team match in which he pinned the latter to win the contest and the title.
Championships and accomplishments
- DDT Extreme Championship (4 times)
- Greater China Unified Zhongyuan Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Choun Shiryu
- Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (6 times, current)
- KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Konosuke Takeshita and Diego (1), Konosuke Takeshita and Shunma Katsumata (1), Konosuke Takeshita and Yuki Iino (1) and Kazuki Hirata and Shota (1)
- KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Yoshiaki Yatsu, Hiroshi Yamato and Keigo Nakamura
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