Seiyashi

Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

Recommended Posts

12 different kimarite in the first 12 matches of Makuuchi, then a repeat of the first one, so still on a streak of 12…

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okinoumi moves to 10 wins and into what is right now a jun-yusho position. He’s another we could add to the underrated rikishi list I think. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Okinoumi moves to 10 wins and into what is right now a jun-yusho position.

Also in contention for a sansho of some sort, I should think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

And then there were two …

And then there was one …

God, that was one of the most pathetic defeats I think I’ve ever seen. Onosho didn’t even get off the shikiri-sen, just flopped straight down. What an anti-climax this is turning out to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Eikokurai said:

God, that was one of the most pathetic defeats I think I’ve ever seen. Onosho didn’t even get off the shikiri-sen, just flopped straight down. What an anti-climax this is turning out to be.

To be fair, there have been a lot of good, well-contested matches today. The only other stinker I can recall was Chiyomaru-Tamawashi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

And then there was one …

God, that was one of the most pathetic defeats I think I’ve ever seen. Onosho didn’t even get off the shikiri-sen, just flopped straight down. What an anti-climax this is turning out to be.

At least Myogiryu keeps things a little interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

To be fair, there have been a lot of good, well-contested matches today. The only other stinker I can recall was Chiyomaru-Tamawashi.

I mean in the yusho hunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Terunofuji manages to bowl Takakeisho into the Tate gyoji.(Neener,neener...)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, code_number3 said:

Terunofuji vs Myogiryu for tomorrow anyone?

Never gonna happen. Myogiryu will get Mitakeumi tomorrow. Sad for Endo and Onsho.  Would have like to see them win too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, code_number3 said:

Terunofuji vs Myogiryu for tomorrow anyone?

Anything but that match and they are just being unfun party poopers. I'd like for them to do Teru-Myogiryu to prevent the letdown of Teru winning the yusho without even needing to step on the dohyo.

Edited by Katooshu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, WAKATAKE said:

Abi wins the juryo yusho, and I'm very sure he's got dibs on promotion over Akua with his collapse

I second that.  Akua had a good thing going, but his stubborn dedication to one technique led to a pitiful "kake"lapse...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

Terunofuji uses Takakeisho as a bowling ball and takes down the gyoji!

"Bowling for gyoji" is alive and well.  Watching the replay, you can see Shikimori Inosuke actually run into the path of a tumbling Takakeisho.  Bad decision on his part, and you could tell he knew it, but it was too late to do anything about it.

Despite getting knocked down and off the ring, Inosuke recovers quickly and is able to deliver the verdict and the huge stack of prize envelopes to the man responsible(?) for his embarrassing take down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, WAKATAKE said:

Abi wins the juryo yusho, and I'm very sure he's got dibs on promotion over Akua with his collapse

Looks like 3 going down to Juryo.  With Abi and Sadanoumi getting 2 of those. If Akua isn't careful he could lose his spot to Shohozan. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, code_number3 said:

Terunofuji vs Myogiryu for tomorrow anyone?

Seconded. And they could still do the Nozeki clash to save face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was plenty of criticism about the Kiribayama henka versus Hoshoryu on Day 10, but at first glance, Meisei's henka against Onosho today was even more reprehensible.

Going into the bout, Onosho was very much in the yusho race.  Meisei, on the other hand, was on the verge of makekoshi, and dare I say a little more desperate...

But however one feels about henkas, they oftentimes involve a high level of finesse.  Onosho makes the fatal error of bringing his head down (i.e., not watching his opponent).  But Meisei skilfully drops his head as if to make Onosho anticipate a big head collision.  Then at the last minute his head veers left and he brings both hands up for the hatakikomi.  I give him props on execution.  

Meisei not only avoided getting his 8th loss today, but even if he loses tomorrow, that seventh win may just keep him in the sanyaku ranks for November.  I'm pretty sure they give him extra credit for defeating Terunofuji on day 12.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're in the running, you shouldn't be falling for tricks like that. A guy on 6-7 isn't there to do you any favours.

It's hardly Onosho's first rodeo, is it?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea that was heartbreaking but also 100% his fault. I like Onosho but come on. I’m all for Henkas, this was a beaut even if it went against the guy I wanted to win 

Thank god for Myogyryu.

But the gift that is having to face shodai in your last day to claim the yusho is too sweet for Teru tu pass up. And Myogyryu has to beat a super determined Meisei at 7-7. It’ll be very hard for terunofuji to mess this up even if he tries to.

Edited by Kuhne
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

There was plenty of criticism about the Kiribayama henka versus Hoshoryu on Day 10, but at first glance, Meisei's henka against Onosho today was even more reprehensible.

That wasn't a henka. Onosho totally blew the tachiai, that's all.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No chance Myogiryu was going to be given the chance to win himself a yusho by meeting Terunofuji tomorrow. As I’ve said a thousand times, when a junior ranked rikishi is trailing, they don’t get the privilege of closing the gap themselves. They have to rely on someone helping them out. The Kyokai wants the yusho going to the highest possible ranked winner. They’re not inclined to engineer situations where their Yokozuna could lose to a Maegashira.

Edited by Eikokurai
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Thorbjarn said:

Since time is a circle and circles are round, he is both 12 hours before and 12 hours behind Japanese time. This is how Hulk Hogan managed to wrestle 400 days in a year in the 80ies, with all the flying back and forth. At least he said so... 

 

Did you hear Cornette talking about this last week, or read the recent article about all Hogan's lies? Or hear it when Hogan first said it back in the day? Regardless, kudos.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now