Akio Sato



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 240 lbs

Real Name: Unknown

DOB: 2/13/1953

Hometown: (Lives In) Kansas City, Missouri

Other Names: Sato(WWF), Shinja(WWF), Mr. Rising Sun Shima(AWA)

Wrestler Since: 1970

Finishing Maneuver: Bridging Back Suplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #309(1991)

Other Related Websites:
Akio Sato - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Obsessed With Wrestling - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Akio Sato - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (7 - 4)
- Tokyo Sports All-Star Dream Card (October 26, '78) = Sato, Kengo Kimura, & Ashura Hara defeated Haruka Eigan, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, & Ismu Teranishi.
- NWA/WWF World Title Unification (November 7, '80) = Sato & Betty Torres won a "Three Falls" Match over Bob Brown & Leilani Kai.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (October 9, '81) = Sato & Takahashi Ishikawa beat Buck Robley & The Destroyer.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '82 (March/April) = Sato competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '87) = Sato, Masanobu Fuchi, & Samson Fuyuki lost to Nick Bockwinkel, Austin Idol, & Dick Slater.
- AJPW International Bash (February 2, '89) = Sato pinned Curtis Hughes.
- AWA War in the Windy City (June 23, '89) = Sato won, via DQ, over Paul Diamond.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 2, '89) = Sato & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Mitsuo Momota & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi.
- WWF WrestleMania VI (April 1, '90) = The Orient Express (Sato & Tanaka) won, via Countout, over the Rockers.
- WWF Summerslam '90 (August 27) = The Orient Express were beaten by Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 (November 22) = The Orient Express, Sgt Slaughter, & Boris Zhukov fought in an "Elimination" Match against Tito Santana, Nikolai Volkoff, & the Bushwhackers. Sato was eliminated by Bushwhacker Butch. Santana was the sole 'survivor'.

Title Summary:
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Geigel (2/19/76 - 76)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion w/ Mr. Pogo (11/30/78 - 79)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Mr. Pogo (2/15/79 - 4/79)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ John Tolos (5/03/79 - 6/79)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Mr. Kiyomoto (6/14/79 - 7/21/79)
- AJPW All Asian Tag-Team Champion w/ Takashi Ishikawa (6/11/81 - 1/83)
- AJPW All Asian Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Takashi Ishikawa (4/15/85 - 7/18/85)
- NWA Central States Television Champion (3/13/86 - 5/23/86)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion w/ Tarzan Goto (6/86 - 7/86)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Tarzan Goto (7/14/86 - 8/25/86)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Tarzan Goto (9/01/86 - 11/03/86)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Tarzan Goto (1/15/86 - 12/15/86)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Tarzan Goto (2/07/87 - 3/02/87)
- NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion (3/23/89 - 89)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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