Gospodin

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  1. Gospodin

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Injured back and all, but It still baffles me how nimble Ichinojo was in his Makuuchi debut.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Remembering the years of discussions here for "disappointing" time and again, it´s somehow surreal to read through a conversation whether he did now.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    My money´s down he does. Even if he is permanently restricted by his injury, his talent should take him to lower Makuuchi at least.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Are his X-rays he posted still available here ? With all due respect: regardless of the martial art, if you are caught in an armlock you accept your fate and give in.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I am 100% certain you are referring to Kaio/Chiyotaikai after 2004. Chiyotaikai peaked early, as the majority of oshi wrestlers do, and Kaio was arguably one of the strongest Ozeki ever until his last yusho. BTW I really miss his kotenage. That lightning quick left grab of the wrist out of nowhere, pull and pat on his opponent´s shoulder was great technique. Nobody employs it like that today.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    So the Yokozuna took responsibility and restored order in the end.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Uff, millimeters away. That was the closest avoidance of kadoban status I have ever seen.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Anxiety over securing promotion, perhaps ?
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Excluding injuries, what are the chances of three kadoban ozeki all maintaining their rank in the next basho ?
  10. Gospodin

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Like I said, I´m getting old :-). No more trivia from me - promised.
  11. Gospodin

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    oh, I missed that one. Two rikishi left. I´m getting old
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Tochinoshin. Muscled him out during his Ozeki run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaM59YGNzRo
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    To ease off a bit, before things get going today - a little trivia (apologies if I´m boring/annoying you). Hakuho almost never lost when he had his left uwate grip. There is one riikishi left in Makuuchi who beat him when he had his favoured grip. it was also the last time. Guesses ? :
  14. Gospodin

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I don´t know, but his record indicates it is very probable that he will drop from Juryo.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    It looks like the final sunset is imminent for Shohozan. I will miss him and his charisma.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I doubt you can bet on Sumo in Vegas.
  17. Gospodin

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    A rare instance of hyper-yaocho. The entire division is in on the fix, save Shodai. They paid off a few to lose almost all, and rest is trading wins as they see fit.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Nephew is getting cocky, or tries to. Anybody elso who giggled watching that staredown ?
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Endo slipped before contact.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    What´s more puzzling is that nobody in Sanyaku has more than five wins after eight days. I am almost certain that´s a first.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Thanks, I should get up an hour before makuuchi starts
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Daisho´s right foot touched clearly down first. No doubt about this one, imo.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    IMHO it is impossible to overstate what Terunofuji achieved, coming back from those injuries to make the rank in the first place (there´s a poll on this very well informed forum about how far he´d make it back, and very few voted for Yokozuna). As for hopefuls I see none who will be able to, again, achieve the dominance we were "treated" to with Asa, Hakuho and Harumafuji, which is not the norm. But there are several who just need to make the next step. We are in a transitional period, which I enjoy to watch.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I respectfully disagree. Most Yokozuna have achieved that rank in the later half of their 20s or early 30s. Those referenced are all exceptions that come around in a generation, on average. We were treated with exceptionally strong Yokozuna over the last 20 years, but nobody can expect a dai-Yokozuna every five years.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Nodowa and arm bars seem to be all the vogue this year.