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The Dark Side of Sumo Wrestling

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CR19, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. CR19

    CR19 Member

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    There's a dark side to a sport involving obese men in diapers grappling? Who knew?
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Moral of the story: Never let a sumo wrestler sit on top of you.
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I always though that the dark side of a sumo wrestler was the one that faces away from the sun.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    tee hee
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I would think the dark side is if a sumo is between you and the sun.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That would be the dark side...
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

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  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    All kidding aside, though, very good story. Thanks for the link.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Yakuza is also known to be heavily involved in Japanese pro wrestling. Many American stars who work in Japan have their own stories about the Yakuza.

    A couple of stories that I remember is one where Vader supposedly was beaten up in his hotel room and had his life threatened by the gangsters for screwing something up or not doing a job.

    Another is one that Freddie Blassie told in his book. Blassie was in a taxi on his way to a restaurant after the matches. Two young Yakuza members were standing in the road drunk, stopping traffic. Everyone else was afraid to confront them, but Blassie went out of the cab and asked them to move. They refused, and Blassie slugged both of them. They moved and Blassie went on his way.

    Next day, Blassie gets a message from a Yakuza member, who he had met before and had been given gifts to. The message was, "Mr. Yakuza member (whatever his name was) requests that you no longer hit his men." Only, as Blassie said he knew, it wasn't a request. So Blassie sent him back a message saying that as long as the two guys didn't stop traffic again, he would stop. The Yakuza guy was happy, and Blassie got out of the mess because the guy was able to save face.
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