Haru 2019 Day Eight Recap
M17e Chiyoshoma (5-3) wins by katasukashi over J4w Tokushoryu (4-4)
Chiyoshoma will never go back down to Juryo, he'll just hang out at the bottom of the Makuuchi banzuke.
M14e Terutsuyoshi (2-6) wins by okuridashi over M16w Yutakayama (3-5)
Is Terutsuyoshi finally finding his Makuuchi form, or is he finally really healthy?
M15w Kotoeko (6-2) wins by yorikiri over M13e Tomokaze (4-4)
Kotoeko has found his Makuuchi form and then some.
M12w Yoshikaze (5-3) wins by oshidashi over M16e Daishoho (3-5)
Yoshikaze is just charging forward, even if he isn't quite up to snuff at 36. On the other hand, it's working well enough to win more than half the time.
M11e Ryuden (6-2) wins by yorikiri over M14w Toyonoshima (2-6)
Ryuden just works his way to victory even when he's seemingly outmatched, as he handled the massive Toyonoshima.
M10e Shohozan (4-4) wins by oshidashi over M15e Ishiura (5-3)
Ishiura has been performing well duirng Haru, but he can still be outmuscled, like on Day Eight against Shohozan.
M13w Kagayaki (5-3) wins by oshidashi over M10w Yago (2-6)
Kagayaki is a very solid performer, and his additional top division experience seemed to give him the edge over Yago.
M11w Meisei (4-4) wins by sukuinage over M9w Ikioi (1-7)
Ikioi just should not be competing in Haru anymore. He's never missed a match in his professional career, but this is taking it too far.
M7e Aoiyama (7-1) wins by hikiotoshi over M9e Sadanoumi (3-5)
If you can't move Aoiyama, you will just bounce off of him like Sadanoumi did here.
M6e Okinoumi (4-4) wins by yorikiri over M8w Kotoshogiku (6-2)
Okinoumi went straight into Kotoshogiku and grabbed his mawashi, which prevented the hug 'n' chug.
M8e Asanoyama (5-3) wins by yorikiri over M6w Abi (2-6)
Asanoyama withstood Abi's double arm tsuppari very easily and got his left hand on Abi, which was all that had to happen.
M7w Takarafuji (4-4) wins by tsukiotoshi over M5w Onosho (4-4)
Takarafuji knew Onosho was going to come right at him, and he fairly easily parried him aside.
M3e Nishikigi (1-7) wins by oshidashi over M5e Chiyotairyu (5-3)
Nishikigi gets his first win over Chiyotairyu, not incidentally the lowest ranked riksihi he's faced.
M2e Daieisho (4-4) wins by oshidashi over M2w Myogiryu (3-5)
Daieisho is another rikishi who will start seeing less higher ranked rikishi, but he's been performing well anyway.
M1e Kaisei (1-7) wins by yorikiri over K1e Mitakeumi (3-5)
Kaisei gets his first win on Day Eight by finally appropriately using his bulk and mass to overwhelm Mitakeumi.
S1e Takakeisho (6-2) wins by tsukidashi over M1w Endo (2-6)
Takakeisho has kept his Ozeki run going, and he keeps doing it with his one move. Of course, it's a hell of a move, and he can force opponents back with a double hand shove better than anyone.
O1e Takayasu (7-1) wins by oshidashi over M3w Shodai (0-8)
Takayasu has been solid, but he doesn't need to be that solid to beat the Haru 2019 version of Shodai.
O2e Tochinoshin (5-3) wins by yorikiri over M4w Ichinojo (7-1)
Tochinoshin gave Ichinojo his first loss, and he might just be the first sanyaku wrestler Ichinojo will see in a row. He also was someone who was able to handle Ichinojo's mass.
O1w Goeido (7-1) wins by yorikiri over S1w Tamawashi (4-4)
Goeido was never going to just bowl over Tamawashi, but he took that same approach to force Tamawashi over the straw bales.
Y1e Hakuho (8-0) wins by kotenage over M4e Tochiozan (1-7)
Hakuho was beaten, but because he is the Dai-Yokozuna, he is able to take what looks like a sure loss, where he was spinning, and turned it around into an arm throw to win.
Y1w Kakuryu (7-1) wins by oshidashi over K1w Hokutofuji (2-6)
Kakuryu takes care of business, keeping pace in the yusho race. More interestingly, Hokutofuji has now faced the rest of the Sanyaku and how gets to face those ranked under him. That means he isn't guaranteed a losing record.