I’ve been reading the Observer rewinds and just seeing how badly Onita wanted to bring an exploding barbed wire match to America made me laugh so I had to draw him. Plus I was reading about him on Wikipedia and came across this crazy gem:
“Onita has claimed to have broken Wilt Chamberlain’s record of sleeping with 20,000 women. Coincidentally, his exit from politics was forced by a sex scandal in which he was alleged to have used government accommodations to host a threesome with a pornographic film actress and a female employee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation. After retirement from politics, he lent his name and image to a Nintendo DS game, Atsushi Onita’s Political Quiz.”
That starts one way and ends so crazy different I almost got whiplash.
I blatantly stole this background from Mike Mignola.
One of the things I liked about Shinya Hashimoto was he was just a big fat dude that would kick the shit out of people. Or ddt you to death. Or throw you till you couldn’t get up. He didn’t look like a guy that would mess you up, but looks can be deceiving, you know?
Man how bad do you want to see him vs Samoa Joe? What an awesome match that would have been.
I know I’ve drawn The Great Muta before, but I don’t know if I ever drew Keiji Mutoh. So what better time to draw one of the most legendary wrestlers of all time? He’s another guy that it’s just like, what can I say that hasn’t been said? Just one of the greatest of all time. Also he has the best snap elbowdrop you’ve ever seen.
I don’t know what I can say about Akiyama that hasn’t been said over the years…I remember when I first started watching Japanese wrestling some of the first matches I remember seeing involved him. He was good then and that shit still holds up.