Akio Sato

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Bob Geigal defeating Ron Bass & Ken Mantell (February 19, 1976);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Mr. Pogo defeating Blackjack Mulligan & Dick Murdoch (November 30, 1978);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Mr. Pogo defeating Merced Solis (aka Tito Santana) & Ted DiBiase (February 15, 1979);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/John Tolos defeating Great Kabuki & Ricky Romero (May 3, 1979);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Mr. Kiyomoto defeating Larry Lane & Dory Funk Jr. [Tournament] (June 14, 1979);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Takashi Ishikawa defeating Kevin & David Von Erich (June 11, 1981);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Takashi Ishikawa defeating Masanobu Kurisu & Animal Hamaguchi (April 15, 1985);
  • NWA Central States Television title won a Battle Royal (March 13, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Tarzan Goto Awarded (June ??, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Tarzan Goto defeating Pat Tanaka & Jeff Jarrett (September 1, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Tarzan Goto defeating Paul Diamond & Jeff Jarrett (November 15, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Tarzan Goto defeating Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka (February 5, 1987);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating T.C Carter for vacant title (March 23, 1989);

 

Career Highlights

Akio Sato:

  • Akio Sato formed tag teams with Mr. Pogo, John Tolos, Bob Geigel, Pat O’Connor, and many others, in the NWA..

 

NWA Central States:

  • April 10, 1975–NWA Central States: Yasu Fuji defeated Akio Sato..
  • April 17, 1975–NWA Central States: Yasu Fuji & Oki Shikuna defeated Omar Atlas & Akio Sato..
  • May 8, 1975–NWA Central States: Akio Sato & Don Wayt & Ted Oates defeated Yasu Fuji & Intern II & Oki Shikuna..
  • July 3, 1975–NWA Central States: Akio Sato won a Battle Royal..
  • July 15, 1975–NWA Central States: Akio Sato beat Jesse Ventura..
  • October 2, 1975–NWA Central States: Akio Sato defeated Don Wayt..
  • July 29, 1976–NWA Central States: Bob Brown & Alfred Hayes defeated Akio Sato & Bob Geigal..
  • November 7, 1980–NWA/WWF: Akio Sato & Betty Torres beat Bob Brown & Leilani Kai in a best of 3 falls match..
  • November 21, 1985–NWA Central States: Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto defeated Mike George & Gary Jackson..
  • January 5, 1986–NWA Central States: Brad & Bart Batten defeated Akio Sato & Abdullah the Great..
  • February 6, 1986–NWA Central States: Rufus R. Jones , Brad & Bart Batten defeated Akio Sato, Abdullah the Great & Tarzan Goto..
  • February 20, 1986–NWA Central States: Brad & Bart Batten defeated Akio Sato & Abdullah the Great..
  • May 1, 1986–NWA Central States: Akio Sato defeated Ric McCord to retain Central States Television title..CWA Memphis Territory:
  • Akio Sato formed a tag team with Tarzan Goto in the Memphis territory and were managed by Tojo Yamamoto..
  • July 7, 1986–CWA: Pat Tanaka & Jeff Jarrett defeated Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto..
  • September 29, 1986–CWA: Jerry & Jeff Jarrett defeated Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto..
  • October 20, 1986–CWA: Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto & Don Bass & Tojo Yamamoto & Dirty Rhodes beat Tommy Rich & Jeff Jarrett & Jerry Lawler & Jerry Jarrett & Austin Idol in a Hospital Elimination Match..
  • November 10, 1986–CWA: Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto defeated Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka..All Japan Pro Wrestling:
  • February 2, 1989–All Japan Pro Wrestling: Akio Sato defeated Curtis Hughes..
  • September 2, 1989–All Japan Pro Wrestling: Akio Sato & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Mitsuo Momota..
  • October 20, 1989–AJPW: Mighty Inoue defeated Akio Sato..World Wrestling Federation – The Orient Express (Sato & Pat Tanaka):
  • Akio Sato was a member of the Orient Express along with Pat Tanaka in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • April 1, 1990–WWF Wrestlemania VI: The Orient Express defeated The Rockers by Countout..
  • June 4, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)..
  • June 30, 1990–WWF: The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) defeated The Orient Express by DQ..
  • August 20, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated Shane Douglas & Marty Jannetty..
  • August 27, 1990–WWF Summer Slam: Nikolai Volkoff & Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express..
  • September 29, 1990–WWF: The Bushwhakers & Jim Duggan defeated The Orient Express & Mr. Fuji..
  • September 30, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Bushwhakers (Luke & Butch)..
  • November 9, 1990–WWF: The Orient Express defeated The Bushwhakers (Luke & Butch)..
  • December 16, 1990–WWF: Legion of Doom defeated The Orient Express & Mr. Fuji in a Handicap Match..World Wrestling Federation – Hakushi & Shinja:
  • Akio Sato returned to the WWF in the mid 1990s as “Shinja”, the manager of Hakushi..