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Satoru Asako
Asako
Born March 2, 1971(1971-03-02)
Omiya, Saitama, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Trained By All Japan Pro Wrestling
Giant Baba
Mitsuharu Misawa
Mitsuo Momota
Debut April 4, 1991
Retired July 26, 2002

  Satoru Asako (浅子覚 Asako Satoru, born March 2, 1971?) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

All Japan Pro Wrestling (1991-2000)Edit

Asako made his debut in a tag team match with Richard Slinger, losing to Masao Inoue & Mitsuo Momota. Since his debut he spent most of his time in the opening matches and as an enhancement talent although he rarely wins matches, as he got a little better Asako won his first and only achievement by winning the January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal on January 3, 1994. Asako continued to show progression in his wrestling skills putting on a classic 6-man tag team match with partners Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi defeating Akira Taue, Tamon Honda & Toshiaki Kawada, In 1998 he entered in the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title League and made it to the finals but was unable to win as he lost to Yoshinari Ogawa.[1] He remained in All Japan until he departed ways to form Pro Wrestling NOAH with Misawa and a few other wrestlers.

Pro Wrestling Noah (2000-2002)Edit

In 2000 Asako wrestled his first match for NOAH in a 6-man tag team match with Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama but was defeated by Daisuke Ikeda, Masahito Kakihara & Yoshinari Ogawa. As a singles wrestler Asako improved his wrestling ability in a last few years of his career and even showing great progress in his singles matches including the Junior Heavyweight Division, In 2001 he was qualify for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament, as he defeated Matt Murphy on the first night but lost Juventud Guerrera. In 2002 of July 26, Asako announce his retirement as he wrestled his last match in a 6-man tag team match with his partners Kobashi and Misawa picking up the victory by defeating Akira Taue, Makoto Hashi & Masao Inoue.

Personal lifeEdit

After his retirement, Asako became a trainer and road agent for Pro Wrestling NOAH, as well as a judoka instructor.[2]

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Super Driver Asako (Michinoku Driver II)
    • Spiral Fall (Tilt-a-whirl powerbomb)
    • Maximum Pain (Stepover toehold single leg boston crab)
  • Signature moves
    • Diving somersault kick[3]
    • Flash Bomber (Fisherman buster)
    • Boston crab, sometimes while applying to a single leg
    • Camel clutch
    • One-handed bulldog
    • Frankensteiner
    • Dropkick sometimes from the top rope
    • Rope hung Boston crab
    • Diving back elbow drop
    • Spinning legsweep
    • La magistral

Championships and accomplishments Edit

  • January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal (1994)[4]
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
  • 5 Star Match (1995) with Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue and Tamon Honda on June 30

ReferencesEdit

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