Satoru Asako

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Satoru Asako
Born (1971-03-02)March 2, 1971
Omiya, Saitama, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Trained by AJPW Dojo
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 career[edit]

All Japan Pro Wrestling (1991-2000)[edit]

Asako made his debut in his first tag team match with Richard Slinger when they were being defeated by 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 life[edit]

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

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title League 1998 « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH". Cagematch.net. 1998-07-19. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Satoru Asako « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH". Cagematch.net. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Satoru Asako". Puroresucentral.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Misc. All Japan Events". Prowrestlinghistory.com. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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