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North Korea Gets in the Wrestling Business

Forget ‘Hulkamania’ and being a real american – professional wrestling just got a little more communist.

Over the weekend in Pyongang, North Korea, various indie wrestlers and (strangely enough) Bob Sapp took to the red state and introduced one of America’s past-times to Kim Jong-un. It’s being billed as the latest effort to thaw overseas tension.

Former Japanese wrestling stalwart Kanji “Antonio” Inoki, now a member of Japan’s upper house, organized the event. He met with North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-Nam just hours before what was called the “International Pro Wrestling Festival.”

It was reported that the crowd didn’t know quite what to do. Bob Sapp described the audience reaction as “eerie” and “a little scary at first” but conceded that the whole thing “went over very well.” It’s probably worth noting that the violence of, say, a UFC event might be too much for Jong-un and company.

Is there hope yet for a WWE Overseas: Korea tour? A Monday Night RAW with Kim Jong-un as guest host? Maybe somebody should invite Dennis Rodman… and leave Jack Swagger at home.

What do you think about North Korea hosting it’s own international professional wrestling festival? Let us know in the comments below!

via ABC News

About Michael A. Wiseman

Michael A. Wiseman
Michael is a pro wrestling enthusiast and all-around geek. When not blogging, he likes to catch up on TV shows or dig into the latest tech news.


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    This isn’t the first time they had pro wrestling matches in North Korea.

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