Although listed as being a 5-year veteran, Ayako Sato actually has been involved in wrestling since 2001. She originally debuted in All-Japan Women in 2001 after graduating from junior high school, but left the promotion in September 2002. After that, she returned to high school and began practicing with the Yamagata South High School wrestling team until enrolling in Kaoru Ito’s wrestling school in 2005, from which point she split time between Ito Dojo and appearing in other promotions on occasion. Sato also competed in MMA briefly in 2005 & 2006, losing all 3 of her career fights.
After the apparent closure of Ito Dojo at the end of 2011, Sato will be following Ito to the new Diana promotion.
Sato is inactive as of July 13, 2011. A post-event medical exam after Diana’s 7/10/2011 event revealed that Sato was 3 months pregnant at the time and thus she will be taking long-term maternity leave. She almost certainly won’t be back until at least early 2012.
Stats & Info:
Weight: 132 pounds/60 kg
Experience: Billed as 5 years
Finishing move: German suplex hold
Current affiliation: Diana (Inactive as of July 2011)
Ring entrance music: “HEVEN RIDE”
Career MMA record: 0-3
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