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The dohyo is in a very bad shape.
Anyone know if they are allowed to repair it or given the sacred status it ain't possible?
Does sumo have any crossover appeal for wrestling fans? I know a few years ago it got outed for being rigged, I'm assume that was a one-time thing and the sport has since rebuilt its reputation?
I truly don't know as I don't watch wrestling but it is my understanding that wrestling as done by the WWF and the like is not a sport but a scripted show. Isn't it? Sumo (with or without cheating) is a competitive sport.
I won't go as far as say he will reach Yokozuna but given time and if injuries are kind to him I see no obstacle for him making Ozeki.
I don't understand why they paired Takayasu with Takarafuji (3-8) for day 12.
Wouldn't it make much more sense to pair him with Shodai (8-3). From the outside it does look like they are handing him the Ozekihood when there is really no need.
Unlikely things have happened with WWE so there is a lot of activity.
I'm an E drone and I like it. The match fixing was ended a long time ago, but back then it was obvious. A rikishi who got to 8 wins would invariably lose the rest of their matches.
The banzuke is decided before the basho starts, according to rank and what heya the rikishi are from. Not allowed to fight teammates except in tie breaker. Whoever wins and loses is up to the rikishi.
The banzuke yes but not the bout schedule. That is decided one or two days in advance and they supposedly pair similarly performing rikishi.
I think what happen here is that Kisenosato pulling out fucked up the system and thus day 12 bout schedule is far from optimal.
I know they're allowed to conduct repairs, but I don't know the details of when/how etc.
Some cracking is normal, but that side does look pretty beat up. I don't know why it hasn't been fixed.
Thanks for the correction. I pay attention mostly to the matches, so I don't know a lot about the organization. Kakuryu is out too, so I'm guessing it's not easy for them to make matches for that many rikishi.
that's a jonokuchi bout, most guys like hattorizakura who clearly aren't cut out to be a sumo wrestler try it for a bit then quit or if switch to being a referee or usher. But this guy is rather determined.
His Heya has an open door policy, you could go to Japan and they'd even let you on the dohyo if they haven't hit their foreigner cap yet.
It's the same clay as the big guys, in the same arena. Sumo tickets are for the whole day, but you can see how few people show up for the bottom divisions. They introduce more ritual as you get up the ranks, these bottom guys do one group ring entrance per tournament IIRC
I dont even know if anyone is here so im just gonna post em
I would like to report with the highest solemnity that /ourguy/ posted a respectable 0-7 again this basho. This makes the sixth consecutive 0-7 and his eighth 0-7 total or ninth if you include the one time he went Kyujo.
Hattorizakura fans should note that with such numbers there is a very real possibility Hattorizakura will be placed as the bottom rikishi on next Banzuke.
A privileged situation as there really is only upside expectations from such a position.
Are there any videos of Samos performing back kicks or step behind side kicks?
And sumo general, I greet you from the martial arts general. Let us reunite the lost tribes of /asp/ergia
Since kicking above the waist isn't allowed, those types of kicks are just too high.
Tokitenku was a guy that was pretty good at trips and low kicks though, check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP1atGP8qco