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  1. Benevolance

    Ikioi’s recovery

    Well, it's debatable whether he would wrestle worse if he was dead, so...
  2. Benevolance

    The Next Ozeki - Natsu 2019 edition

    It's probably going to be Mitakeumi, because he just needs to tweak his game a bit and he'll get his necessary wins, but I'm voting for Shimanoumi because if he somehow becomes brilliant in a few years time I'm going to look like an inspired genius for picking him, and I'll ride that success to do book tours, rock and roll concerts, speaking engagements, etc.
  3. Benevolance

    Kyoto sumo yokozuna

    So what I'm hearing here is that Goeidou still has a decent shot at becoming yokozuna.
  4. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Pro-tip: if you put a pancake on your head, it becomes an edible hat.
  5. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    They did. Or maybe I did? It was probably me. Pulling strings. Like a boss.
  6. Benevolance

    Ozeki promotion preparations

    "Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked."
  7. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I also firmly believe it was criminal that the YDC nixed his frog taunt. Decorum, schmorum. Not on this forum!
  8. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I've read that oshi-sumo specialists tend to use harite most often, but harite is fairly broadly "a strike with an open hand". So, like, ex-Harumafuji's wicked harite was that knock-out head-tap, while Takakeisho so far mostly is shoving the body. The YDC was pretty consistent whining about Harumafuji and Hakuho's swipes as 'unbecoming' of yokozuna; and in Harumafuji's case, when he acceded to the pressure, I feel they essentially took away one of his best weapons by denying him the slap. Is this likely something that Takakeisho has to look forward to IF he reaches yokozuna? Did any of the past oshi-sumo specialist yokozuna have to endure similar?
  9. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think it's probably fair to say that Hakuho won the Heisei era.
  10. Benevolance

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    On the bright side, it's been recently established that a yokozuna can take as much as 7 basho off while healing an arm injury, with occasional middling performances along the way. Olympics, here he comes!
  11. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Only if he's buying.
  12. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Drinking buddies, and I heard they like karaoke, too.
  13. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I wonder if Takakeisho wins in such a way that Tochinoshin lands on Hakuho and forces the yokozuna kyujo if they'll promote him directly to Yokozuna?
  14. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Yes. And I'll leave it to Onomatsu to explain why.
  15. Benevolance

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm simply not clear on why anyone thinks Ichinojo is even in the yusho race? He's trailing Hakuho by a win. You have to be ahead of Hakuho at this point, to have a genuine chance at a playoff against him.