Throwback Thursday: Sumo comes to Vancouver (VIDEO)

Jan 3 2017, 11:44 pm

The year was 1998. Mark Messier was the captain of the Canucks, we still had the Grizzlies, Gettin’ Jiggy wit it was a smash hit, and sumo wrestling came to Vancouver.

The Pacific Coliseum hosted the Sumo Basho Canada in June of 1998.

Watch as Akebono, Takanohana, Wakanohana, and Musashimaru thrilled fans, with Konishiki ringside. Thanks to CanadaGood for sharing the video on YouTube.

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