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Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« on: January 13, 2008, 10:43:10 PM »
Jaguar Yokota is considered one of, if not THE greatest female wrestler ever, but Jackie Sato is the one who has inspired many of the hall of fame caliber joshi wrestlers we know and love, including Jaguar Yokota.  She had an amazing career in both tag team and singles matches.  Of course she is known as one half of the legendary tag team the Beauty Pair with Maki Ueda (the forerunners of the Crush Girls), but she was also just as legendary as a three time WWWA singles champion.

Jackie remained an active wrestler for only a few months after Jaguar Yokota defeated her for the WWWA title in 1981 and had her initial retirement ceremony in May of that year.

On August 17th, 1986 Jackie Sato returned to wrestling with tag partner Nancy Kumi. With the popularity of the Crush Gals paralelling the fame of the Beauty Pair in the 1970s Jackie helped form the rival JWP promotion. On JWPs debut show Jackie Sato fought Shinobu Kandori,who was a gold medalist in Judo before becoming a pro wrestler. The pair commenced a feud that resulted on July 18th 1987, of Jackie being severly beaten by Kandori.

Jackie Sato retired from wrestling again and stayed away from Joshi puroresu for ten years. On the 29th of Novemebr 1998, Jackie appeared at AJWs 30th anniversary show. Her public appearances were well received as one of the true legends of the sport. Less than a year later however Jackie Sato died of stomach cancer at Kawasaki Municipal Hospital, 7:30am on August 9th, 1999, at the age of 41.

Undoubtedly, Jackie Sato is one of the most important names in Japanese wrestling as a whole, and there's now quite a few good matches (from her WWWA singles title reign) on YouTube, thanks to guys like MXNT41, who has a TON of rare stuff featuring Sato...
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MXNT41

...and I've just uploaded one of Jackie's matches with Jaguar Yokota.  So, can we all agree that joshi as we've known it wouldn't have been possible without her?
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 01:14:51 AM »
Totally....

They say that all things great stand on the backs of giants, and Jackie Sato is one of those giants.  Personally, I think of her as the Rikiozdan of joshi...terrible one-piece bathing suit and all! ^_~
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 07:28:10 AM »
Does anyone know of a version of the Beauty Pair movie with English sub-titles?

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 08:46:59 AM »
i have watched some of her matches at MXNT's channel
i just get annoyed that they show footages of the announcers and miss some crucial spots in the ring for doing so

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 02:23:56 PM »
i have watched some of her matches at MXNT's channel
i just get annoyed that they show footages of the announcers and miss some crucial spots in the ring for doing so

Yeah, I noticed that too, and luckily what I just uploaded has NO announcer footage whatsoever, haha
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 02:25:06 PM »
good for you
at least we didn't miss the good spots in that match

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 03:36:35 PM »
That CAN be annoying at times. I always thought the Sato/Yokota match of '81 was Jackie's way of passing the baton toward Jaguar. Am I wrong for saying that?

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 04:12:04 PM »
That CAN be annoying at times. I always thought the Sato/Yokota match of '81 was Jackie's way of passing the baton toward Jaguar. Am I wrong for saying that?

No, I think you're spot on, a lot of people think that.
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 04:46:51 PM »
That CAN be annoying at times. I always thought the Sato/Yokota match of '81 was Jackie's way of passing the baton toward Jaguar. Am I wrong for saying that?

no, definitely not
it's a great way for transition in joshi

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 04:53:51 PM »
The matches are clipped, so cutting to the commentators is a cut away. They use crowd shots as well.

Jacki did pass the torch to Jaguar, but it was supposed to be Tomi Aoyama.

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 04:54:37 PM »
The matches are clipped, so cutting to the commentators is a cut away. They use crowd shots as well.

Jacki did pass the torch to Jaguar, but it was supposed to be Tomi Aoyama.

what happened to aoyama then?

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 04:56:41 PM »
She retired from injuries.

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2008, 05:02:15 PM »
oh ... that's sad

one of the first matches i've watched of jackie sato was the WWWA Title match against monster ripper before she became WWF's bertha faye
the schoolgirl crowd is obviously behind sato

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2008, 05:04:48 PM »
Does anyone know of a version of the Beauty Pair movie with English sub-titles?

Nah, but this is the song.

Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Even if it's stepped on, even if it's dirty
I like the white flower that grows in the fields
It's been able to resist even storms
Two flowers that open up in a ring

From you to me, from me to you
The words we send
are from an unregretted youth
A youth that runs about

Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Beauty beauty
Beauty pair

I shut away that lover
Inside my heart, treasuring him
The square mat is calling to me
Telling me to shine tomorrow

From you to me, from me to you
The handshake we exchange
is from an unregretted youth
A youth that runs about

Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Beauty beauty
Beauty pair

From you to me, from me to you
The light we turn on
is from an unregretted youth
A youth that runs about

Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Beauty beauty
Beauty pair

Beauty beauty
Beauty pair
Beauty beauty
Beauty pair

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2008, 05:10:05 PM »
After retiring, Jackie ran a fitness cub. She seemed fond of cigarettes and liquor however.

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2008, 05:49:27 PM »
Does anyone know of a version of the Beauty Pair movie with English sub-titles?
I like the white flower that grows in the fields
Cool! Thanks.

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 11:18:51 AM »

since the pic is in black and white, it's hard to tell if the WWWA belt is already big then

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2008, 09:14:20 PM »
You just went totally old school! Congrats!

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 04:20:32 AM »
thank you
i just got interested somewhat in old school wrestling just lately

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2008, 07:52:23 PM »
Big ups, Kapeng!  Great to see more of her matches period, let alone on TEH EVIL~!
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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2008, 02:01:18 PM »
I was watching an old JWP handheld, from I guess 86, or early 87.......Sato's music there was the same song Okuda uses now.

Even more amusing was Nancy Kumi coming out to "The Final Countdown".

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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2008, 08:52:11 PM »
Jackie with Maki Ueda in 77.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loEfQlS_ZzM

Here she and Maki take on Yumi Ikeshita and Shinobu Aso again in 77.  Loved the end where they're beating the crap out of the announcer, I was hoping it was Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan but sadly, we're not so lucky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApuszuPBKwo

Jackie Sato against Winona Littleheart (as a blonde, whatever!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo74CW_yvyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UgslL4PGys

And Jackie taking care of one of Mildred Burke's girls, Yvonne Jennings in 1980

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFkuqL2mGsQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyPSQG0rjNQ

Naoko Satō (aka Jackie) passed away on August 9, 1999 due to stomach cancer, at the young age of 41.  However, she will always be a true pioneer of Joshi Puroresu


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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2008, 11:55:06 PM »
 *haha
i didn't know you're one of heenan's haters
on the other hand, can't blame you there


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Re: Jackie Sato - The Bedrock of Joshi Puroresu
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2008, 12:32:30 AM »
*haha
i didn't know you're one of heenan's haters
on the other hand, can't blame you there



Well, young one, Bobbie "the brain" was from my youth, in fact, I loved the guy.  He was of a time lost and of which I'm sadly a part.  But I do so hope you appraise the effort, for it not be lost, for to that end is what should not be vanished.