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Kyushu 2019 Day Six Recap
Crazy Kyushu continues. Wrestlers are slipping to lose matches they were winning. Rikishi are pulling off maneuvers they never even think about. Upsets keep happening all over the place. Twelve wrestlers are one off the sole leader.
Here was the action on Day Six.
M13w Kagayaki (4-2) wins by yorikiri over M15w Daishoho (1-5)
Kagayaki worked Daishoho back in a convincing, if not overwhelming, fashion. Kagayaki is one win back from the leader.
M12w Takanosho (3-3) wins by yorikiri over M14w Nishikigi (2-4)
Takanosho went right at Nishikigi, who has had little forward power in Kyushu. That allowed Takanosho to beat Nishikigi even while in Nishikigi's moro-zashi grip.
M15e Daishomaru (3-3) wins by tsukiotoshi over M11w Chiyotairyu (3-3)
These two had two matches and Daishomaru won both. After a quickly called matta, the two fought to a Chiyotairyu loss, but it was called back by the head judge for another matta. On the third try, Daishomaru pretty convincingly sent down a sideways facing Chiyotairyu.
M10e Shimanoumi (3-3) wins by uwatedashinage M14e Terutsuyoshi (2-4)
Terutsuyoshi was completely wild for this whole match, but Shimanoumi kept his feet wide and was always in a solid position. That allowed him to pretty easily dispatch Terutsuyoshi as he danced around the ring.
M13e Chiyomaru (4-2) wins by yorikiri over M10w Shodai (4-2)
Chiyomaru kept up a kind of windmill tsuppari attack which never allowed Shodai a moment to regroup and do what he's best at and change the circumstances of the match. It was a yorikiri because Chiyomaru was that close to Shodai when he sent him out. Chiyomaru and Shodai are both one win behind the leader.
M11e Ishiura (2-4) wins by yorikiri over M9w Yutakayama (4-2)
Ishiura got a second chance after he was overwhelmed by Yutakayama, but his heel touched out at about the same time Yutakayama went flat. In the rematch, Ishiura executed a perfect hit and shift that allowed him to grab Yutakayama's mawashi from the side and force him out. Yutakayama has fallen to one win off the lead.
M9e Kotoshogiku (2-4) wins by yorikiri over M7e Tsurugisho (3-3)
It's unclear what Tsurugisho was doing, but he somehow got caught sideways to Kotoshogiku from the jump and the veteran took full advantage.
M6e Onosho (3-3) wins by yorikiri over M8w Sadanoumi (4-2)
Sdanoumi probably thought he had it in the bag when he got the quintessential pusher in a mawashi battle. Onosho somehow loaded up and powered Sadanoumi out, however. Sadanoumi is now one win off the lead.
M8e Shohozan (4-2) wins by uwatedashinage over M6w Enho (4-2)
Shohozan has figured out some sort of secret sauce against Enho. Here, he let Enho go underneath, which allowed for a grip on the back of his mawashi that allowed him to send Enho to the clay in splits. Both men are one win back from the lead.
M5w Ryuden (3-3) wins by oshidashi over M7w Kotoeko (1-5)
Ryuden didn't even have to get an awkward grip to beat Kotoeko, who was so out of control that he was going backwards almost from the initial clash at the tachiai.
M5e Aoiyama (4-2) wins by tsukidashi over M1w Okinoumi (2-4)
The big Bulgarian was just too much for Okinoumi, who was sent back with ease. Aoiyama is one win back from the lead.
K1e Abi (3-3) wins by oshidashi over M1e Daieisho (3-3)
A match like this is a good reminder that Abi's Plan A (hit the other guy in the neck/chin, then keep up a wave of tsuppari) can be real devastating.
K2e Hokutofuji (4-2) wins by hatakikomi over M4w Kotoyuki (3-3)
Hokutofuji and Kotoyuki clashed hard at the tachiai, but Hokutofuji seemed to absorb it the best and rebound to take advantage of Kotoyuki being off-balance. Hokutofuji is just one win off of the lead.
K1w Endo (2-4) wins by shitatenage over K2w Asanoyama (4-2)
Endo unleashed his unpredictable oddness and never let Asanoyama get his grip. Somehow, Endo managed to throw Asanoyama over in a whirl of arms. Asanoyama is now one win off of the lead.
M3e Takarafuji (3-3) wins by yorikiri over S1e Mitakeumi (2-4)
Mitakeumi looks bad again. Not just did he lose to Takarafuji, but Takarafuji fairly simply and easily got his grip and showed Mitakeumi to the edge.
M4e Tamawashi (4-2) wins by oshidashi over O2e Takakeisho (3-3)
Tamawashi just kept up the pressure on a still rusty Takakeisho, who ended up going backwards pretty easily. Tamawashi is now just win away from the leader.
M2e Myogiryu (3-3) wins by yoritaoshi over O1w Takayasu (2-4)
Takayasu is still basically not using his left arm, and everyone seems to be targeting it. Myogiryu was able to overwhelm him by just being relentless.
Y1w Hakuho (5-1) wins by uwatedashinage over M2w Meisei (4-2)
Hakuho won by allowing Meisei to get off-balance and guiding him to the clay. Meisei is now one win behind the leader. Hakuho is the leader at 5-1.