Judo and Pro-Wrestling in Japan

A friend of mine sent me this a while back.

I'm not into pro wrestling my self but I thought it was fun to watch.

件名: Re: Ogawa in wrestling

Three-times world champion, Ogawa fighting in a WWE style wrestling match.

This is fun to watch coz his opponent, The Great Muta, is also a Judo black belt. In fact, he once was in Japan's top 8 in young men's division. Lots of Judo moves are seen in this match.

Apparently they make money, by the Judo champ winning first and the Pro-wrestler wins the next. Then they fight one more match in a bigger venue.

At that time they fought at a baseball stadium in front of 50,000 people!

It took Ogawa only a couple of years to earn $4 million US!

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