- Jun 14, 2021
Baseball is America's national sport, and it has been rocked with cheating scandals throughout it's history. I find that to be dishonorable.That's a huuuuuge question. And i don't have much time... Sumo is Japan's national sport, it's always had good support from older generations but it's been getting more and more popular over the past decade.
The wrestlers live pretty spartan lives, but i think the top ones make pretty good money. Doesn't change much about their daily lives.. which are made up of a solid eat>train>eat>train etc.
After almost every top division fight you'll see the winners accepting a stack of envelopes, they'll full of cash... The best wrestlers in the most important fights look like they win a solid million yen cash or so, per win.. a million yen is around 10k usd
EDIT: i calculated this by guessing that the envelopes are full of 10,000 yen notes, and knowing that 100 of those is a million, some of those stacks look a heck of a lot thicker than a 100 sheet block of paper. I could be entirely wrong.
To me... cheating is very low. to put it ever so lightly. I View cheating and cheaters in the same way that Tschumi views Terunofuji... perhaps my assessment was wrong... maybe what Terunofuji did in that match could be considered a kind of cheating.
I wonder, has Sumo ever had any notable cheating scandals? I am not trying to be hostile in asking this, I ask only out of curiosity. Because I hope that they haven't. I don't like it when cheating sullies the waters of anything.