Jumping Bomb Angels


Real Names - Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki
Birthdates - 12/1/65 & ?/?/6?
Tateno - 5'5" 165 lbs. - Ashikaga, Japan
Yamazaki - ??? - ???

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Track, Swimming (Tateno)

Teachers - (AJW Dojo)

Professional background - AJW(`85-`91), WWF(`87-`88)[together]; AJW(`81-`91), LLPW(`92-)[Tateno]; AJW(`80-`91)[Yamazaki]

Groups - none

Peak Years - `85-`88

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Double Missile Dropkick
- German Suplex (Tateno)

Favorites -
- Butterfly Suplex (Both)
- High Knee (Tateno)
- Bodyslam (Both)
- Neckbreaker Lariat (Tateno)
- Front Dropkick (Both)

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 6/7
science - 4/5
aerial - 5/7
power - 6/9
strikes - 6/4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6/6
selling - 7/7
bumping - 6/8
carrying - 6/7
heat - 7/6
legacy - 6

Place in History - Few joshi wrestlers make an impact in the United States. Everyone from Akira Hokuto to the Crush Gals have tried their hands, but people just don't buy women as workers usually. The Jumping Bomb Angels were something of an exception though and for many it was what made them one of the great female tag teams. While the Beauty Pair and Crush Gals were inarguably bigger stars, the JBAs were right there between the two along with Jaguar Yokota and others as exciting and talented workers. Itsuki Yamazaki was the older of the two and the better during their partnership as a strong bumper and flyer. However Tateno had the schoolgirl thing going for her on top of being a good worker. She got more places off of that early in her career and then maintained her standing off her past glories. They certainly stand up as a tag team that was very good in its day, but the chips never fell right into place for them as they lacked the focus that their most notable peers were granted.