Haruka vs Kenny Omega

Confession Time: I like pro wrestling.

Anyways, I've noticed that I am way off pace to hit a hundred posts by year end, so I thought I'd start padding the post count with a video.


Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

In case you're wondering what happened there at the end, the match had a three minute time limit, so it's a draw.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Is that the same girl who fought Putin in the Kodokan?

M. Bouffant said...

That gaijin has a spider crawling out of his bootie!

Better in Japanese, too. We used to get Sumo wrasslin' on the telly here, but no more.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Paddling the post count!

vacuumslayer said...

What's interesting about that video is that lot of people watching it won't realize the level of athleticism that is required of both the wrestler and the girl (who is adorbs, btw).

PS--I have a follow-up food question for you.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

B^4, that girl would be twenty-one now and Harakua is currently nine. So I'm guessing that they are different kunoichi. Unless they have the same time travel powers of Miley Cyrus.

re: Spider-butt. I think that's a new design for Kenny Omega. It's the same trunks he was wearing when he went mano-a-"mano" with YOSHIHIKO. Be warned that this link is of an eleven minute long match.

thundra, I haven't hit halfway yet, so that post count is going to need a lot of paddling.

re: athleticism. This is a puroresu promotion so most of the audience is in on it. The matches are wrestled for entertainment and fun, and no one takes themselves too seriously. As a result, the audience tends to smarks - who totes appreciate that Haruka is an incredibly talented wrestler. There's a handful of wrestling forum threads about this match and the general consensus is that the nine-year old is already beter than almost the entire WWE roster. Her workrate is already too high for teh WWE Main Event style and her moveset is wider and moar complicated than most WWE main eventers. She bumps better than SCSA or Taker ever did. And can she ever sell. Even knowing it's elaborately choreographed - your always concerned that she actually got hurt. And having ring awareness enough to remember to callout the audience before the top rope outside plancha. In a nine-year old. She's not just adorbs, she's ridiculously awesome.

PS - I elaborated on peanut sauce back at your place.

vacuumslayer said...

I actually don't know anything about wrestling except that it always sort of tickled me because, confession time: I like soaps, and to me wrestling is just like soaps, only in the ring.

And, yeah, it's clear she's really talented, though is she MURP talented?

M. Bouffant said...

'Zackly. My favourite part was always when a wrassler suddenly called out his tag team partner or other "friend" for fucking him over, & then began beating on whomever w/ a convenient folding chair or whatnot.