August 16, 2022

North Korea to hold pro-wrestling event in late August

Former wrestler Inoki helps organize event as Japan-N. Korea talks continue

North Korea’s state news agency has said it will host an international pro wrestling event in Pyongyang in late August.

The contest will be jointly organized by Kanji Inoki, better known as Antonio Inoki, currently a member of the upper house of Japan’s Diet and, famously, a former professional wrestler himself. Inoki, 71, will be partnering with North Korea’s International Martial Arts Games Committee Chairman Jang Ung to organize the event, the Korean Central News Agency said on Monday.