The Truepenny Show starts a new series covering the entire history of Japanese Professional Wrestling. James is joined by Marcus Green as they tackle the emotive subject of Rikidōzan and his promotion the Japan Wrestling Alliance. They look at the cultural context that enabled this new spectacle to shine in Post War Japan, how Rikidōzan became a national hero, his promotion that set so many standards and practices for Japanese wrestling, and his influence on the wrestlers of today.
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