Certain groups have thought of gimmicks to entertain passengers in a public transportation system. Perhaps you have heard about the heartwarming performance of the cast of “The Lion King” theater show, belting out one of its songs, “Circle of Life,” on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney in Australia?
But, have you heard about a wrestling match that happened earlier this week inside a bullet train in Japan? Here’s the scoop.
The narrow aisle of the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train that traveled from Tokyo to Nagoya in Japan did not stop Japanese wrestlers Minoru Suzuki and Sanshiro Takagi from participating in a half-hour bout.
Surely their chosen venue is challenging, a whole lot different from the usual wrestling ring.
The wrestlers were seen exchanging blows and even managing to perform daring maneuvers.
Also, usually, some wrestling matches would allow wrestlers to use stuff around as weapons, such as steel chairs, but this time, since there are nothing of this kind around, these Japanese wrestlers were seen using umbrellas instead. Quite weird for a wrestling match.
It was not some sort of a scandal, as DDT Pro-Wrestling, a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Shinjuku, Tokyo, actually organized the event. They hired out the entire carriage for this match, producing sold out tickets for the viewers.
The passengers are loving it. Many of them took the chance to capture the moments with their smartphones.
At the end of the match, Suzuki emerged as the winner.