Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 86: Sumo Nicknames

We did an unofficial poll and asked listeners for the nicnknames of their favorite wrester. We discuss your answers here!

2:00 Question from Paul
5:00 Rituals depending on Rank
6:15 Secret Hand Shakes
7:00 Sorority Secret Police
8:00 Leslie’s Secret Hand Shake
9:00 Just a little bit weird and a little bit off course
9:15 News
10:00 Hakuho in a suit
11:00 Tamanoumi’s death 50 years ago
14:30 Abacus Thank You
15:30 Nickname Intro - Think of The Wolf
16:30 Nickname Ground Rules
17:15 Our nicknames and examples of nicknames
20:15 Wrestler’s Nicknames: Terunofuji, Takakeisho, Shodai,
22:30 Anagram ? Shodai? Simple, Hilarious, Ostentatious…
23:30 Chiyomaru, Mitakeumi, Takayasu, Tochinoshin, Tochinoshin’s new movie, “We think of all these things when we think of Tochinoshin.” Ura
29:00 All these nicknames are made our of love.
30:00 Myogiryu and the inspiration for this episode
30:32 Meisei, Ura, Ichinojo, Takanosho, Kiribyama,
32:45 Wakatakakage doesn’t need a nickname. “Why give him a nickname if you can pronounce his name correctly?”
33:20 Kotonowaka or was that Kotoshoho?
34:45 Tamawashi, “The Muffin Man, but you have to say it with an ominous voice”
35:15 Daieisho, Takarafuji, Shimanoumi “We call him Marie Kondo.”
37:20 Terutsuyoshi, Okinoumi “Breezy, I want to change it to McBreezy but there’s an even better one. Somebody out there calls him Okeydokey. You people are brilliant!”Tobizaru, Chiyotairyu, Ishiura, Keisei “The Big O”
39:20 The capybara vs the chupacabra, Ichiyamamoto, Sadanoumi, Enho, Abi


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