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Dick Togo

Dick Togo

Nationality :Japanese
Date Of Birth :August 17, 1969
Height :1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight :90 kg (200 lb)

Dick Togo: A Brief Biography

Dick Togo, a professional wrestler better known by his ring name Shigeki Sato (Sat Shigeki, born August 17, 1969), is a Japanese wrestler. With New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), Togo is currently a part of the Bullet Club stable and its offshoot House of Torture.

Togo has worked as a freelancer for the majority of his career, primarily competing for Michinoku Pro Wrestling and DDT Pro-Wrestling. Sato has competed as Francesco Togo, Rey Cubano, and Prince Togo, among other ring names. Togo left professional wrestling in September 2012 but came back in July 2016.

Togo has won the British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship once, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship once with Taka Michinoku, and the KO-D Openweight Championship four times.

Titles

  • 100% Lucha
    • Campeonato de 100% Lucha (1 time)
  • Dramatic Dream Team/DDT Pro-Wrestling
    • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (4 times)
    • KO-D Openweight Championship (4 times)
    • KO-D Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Nobutaka Moribe (1), Antonio Honda (1), and Taka Michinoku (1)
  • El Dorado Wrestling
    • Treasure Hunters Tag Team Tournament (2006) – with Shuji Kondo
    • UWA World Trios Championship (1 time) – with Piza Michinoku and Antonio Honda
  • Guts World Pro Wrestling
    • GWC 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Ryan Upin and Yuki Sato (1), and Masao Orihara and Ryan Upin (1)
  • Japan Indie Awards
    • Best Bout Award (2011) vs. Kota Ibushi on March 27
  • Michinoku Pro Wrestling
    • British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Tohoku Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Great Sasuke
    • UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Gedo
    • Michinoku Pro Tag League (1996) – with Men’s Teioh
    • Futaritabi Tag Team League (2003) – with Masao Orihara
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Taka Michinoku
  • Osaka Pro Wrestling
    • 1st Year Anniversary Celebration Tag Tournament (2000) – with Black Buffalo
    • Osaka Pro Wrestling Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked #122 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1999
    • Ranked #399 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max
    • AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ikuto Hidaka
    • NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles Tournament (2003) – with Ikuto Hidaka
  • Universal Lucha Libre
    • UWF Super Welterweight Championship (1 time)
  • Tokyo Gurentai
    • Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Shiryu (1), Mazada (1)

Height of Dick Togo, Weight, and Body Stats

Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb)

All-time Career of Dick Togo

Sato has appeared in matches for a variety of American and Japanese promotions, including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and Ring of Honor (ROH).

With Taka Michinoku, Shoichi Funaki, Men’s Teioh, Shiryu, and others, he established a stable called Kai En Tai DX while competing in Michinoku Pro Wrestling. Togo and a few of his Kai En Tai teammates later briefly competed for The Blue World Order in ECW. Throughout his career, Togo has been a part of several stables in the Japanese independent circuit: most famously the original Kai En Tai in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, but also the Legion of Violence (LOV) in Osaka Pro Wrestling, with Black Buffalo and Daioh Quallt, the Far East Connection with Gedo, Jado, Masao Orihara, and Ikuto Hidaka in various promotions; and most recently New Wrestling Aidoru (NωA) with Makoto Oishi, Mao and Shunma Katsumata in DDT.

He defeated Hip Hop Man in his 100% Lucha Argentine promotion debut in 2008. After winning the match, he challenged Vicente Viloni for the 100% Lucha championship. Viloni won the title back in a rematch one week later by defeating Sato.

Togo announced the beginning of his retirement tour at the beginning of 2011, and as part of that tour, he traveled back to the United States in April to compete in Chikara’s 2011 King of Trios tournament as a member of Team Michinoku Pro with The Great Sasuke and Jinsei Shinzaki. Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid, Arik Cannon, and Darin Corbin) were defeated by Team Michinoku Pro on April 15 in their first-round match. The following day, Team Michinoku Pro defeated Jigsaw, Manami Toyota, and Mike Quackenbush in the quarterfinals. On April 17, F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Icarus, and Johnny Gargano) eliminated Team Michinoku Pro from the competition in the semifinal round.

On June 30, 2011, DDT held the Dick Togo Japanese Retirement Show at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. In Gedo’s final contest in Japan, Togo prevailed over him in the main event. After that,  he set out on a worldwide retirement tour, competing in nations like Australia, Finland, Germany, Belgium, England, Spain, and Italy. At Combat Zone Wrestling’s (CZW) Indie Summit event on December 3, Togo returned to the United States for the last leg of his tour, losing to Kudo in a three-way match that also featured Masahiro Takanashi. In a non-title match against PWG World Champion El Generico on December 10 in Reseda, Los Angeles, Togo competed for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). Togo made his way back to Mexico on January 1, 2012, competing in a six-man tag team match against Golden Bull, Histeria II, and Puma with the help of El Alebrije and El Hijo de Dr. Wagner, Jr. In July of that year, Togo visited Bolivia as part of his retirement tour. While Togo was working in Bolivia, Yuki Sato, who was in possession of the Ironman Heavyweight Championship, arrived in the nation. Sato then lost the title to Togo. Over the course of the following week, Togo lost the championship three times—first to Sato, then to a Bolivian kid, then back to local wrestler Ajayu. On September 9, 2012, Togo concluded his retirement tour in La Paz, Bolivia. In his final match, Togo competed in an eight-man elimination tag team match with Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, and Yasu Urano. They were defeated by Ajayu, Apocalipsis, Guerrero Ayar, and Halcon Dorado, with Ajayu pinning Togo to win.

Togo announced on May 29, 2015, that Vietnam Pro-Wrestling Academy would be his new wrestling school. The university is associated with New Vietnam Pro Wrestling (NVP), the country’s first professional wrestling organization, which held its inaugural event in August 2015.

Togo made the announcement that he was leaving retirement on June 5, 2016. On July 3, he fought again at a DDT event.

Togo defeated Chris Hero in the main event of Evolve Wrestling’s Evolve 74 show on December 10, 2016.

Togo joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) on July 12, 2020, at Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall, aligning himself with Bullet Club, and assisting Evil in winning the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships. He made his debut as “The Spoiler” in a 6-man tag team main event eight days later. Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito, and Bushi of Los Ingobernables de Japón were defeated by Togo, Evil, and Taiji Ishimori.