1: Akebono, sumo legend and WWE wrestler, passes away at 54.

2: Akebono was the first non-Japanese wrestler to reach sumo's highest rank.

3: He transitioned to professional wrestling, competing in WWE's WrestleMania 21.

4: Akebono's towering presence and unique athleticism made him a fan favorite.

5: His legacy in both sumo and wrestling will never be forgotten.

6: Akebono's impact on the world of sports entertainment will live on.

7: Fans remember Akebono's historic matches and memorable moments.

8: Though gone too soon, Akebono's spirit will always inspire fans worldwide.

9: Rest in power, Akebono. Your legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.