Is Wrestlemania Returning To North Korea?

Japanese pro-wrestler Antonio Inoki is back in the DPRK, holding talks with senior leadership and attending Judo tournaments.
November 14th, 2012
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WASHINGTON DC – Antonio Inoki, a popular Japanese ex-profesional wrestler and former Upper House politician is currently leading a Japanese delegation in Pyongyang.  Having met with secretary of the Korean Worker’s Party Kim Yong Il and today watched a high profile bout between Japanese and North Korean judoists, the purpose of Inoki’s visit is as

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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll founded NK News in 2010. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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  • http://twitter.com/adamcathcart Adam Cathcart

    Absolutely tremendous!

  • Luke Herman

    Looks like Inoki met with a much bigger fish today – Jang Song Thaek

    “Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) — Jang Song Thaek, chairman of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, met and had conversations with Kanji Inoki, president of the Inoki Genom Joint Co., Ltd. of Japan, and his party and leading members of the visiting delegation of the Nippon Sport Science University Group led by President of its Educational Foundation Kenshiro Matsunami Wednesday.”

    No word if this meeting took place in a steel cage of some sort.

  • http://twitter.com/dirtydirtytweet Dirty Dirty Sheets

    The title of this should substitute “Wrestling” for “WrestleMania.” WrestleMania is a specific event run by WWE, which was never held in North Korea and never will be. It’d be like someone from MLS going to North Korea and making the headline “World Cup Coming Back to North Korea.”

    It’s bad in another way since the actual prior wrestling events held there were historic in their own right and had bigger attendance than any actual WrestleMania.