February 21, 2024

Pyongyang wrestling a chance for sports-based exchange: guide

Tour organizer insists that participants who obey Northern laws will be safe during trip

Nearly 20 years after “Collision in Korea,” Pyongyang will play host to another landmark professional wrestling event, and non-Koreans can experience it too.

Antonio Inoki, a legendary Japanese professional wrestler and member of the Japanese Diet, has used his ties to the North to arrange the event, scheduled for August 30-31 at the Chun Doo Hyun Stadium in downtown Pyongyang. Inoki staged “Collision,” a similar event in 1995 in Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium, attracting 320,000 spectators, perhaps the best-attended pro wrestling event ever.