Nagoya 2019 Day One Recap: Massive Overreactions
What can you tell from the first day of a basho? Not much. What can you do with the first day of a basho? MASSIVE OVERREACTIONS.
M16w Terutsuyoshi (1-0) wins by hikiotoshi over M16e Kotoyuki (0-1)
Look who's solidified their Makuuchi status and who is on a one way Shinkansen back to Juryo.
M15w Kaisei (1-0) wins by yorikiri over M15e Yago (0-1)
Kaisei is too big, too strong, and too talented to be at Maegashira 15. He will easily make his way into Yusho competition.
M14w Enho (1-0) wins by uwatedashinage over M14e Toyonoshima (0-1)
Enho is back to his usual way. Forget that bandage, he'll submarine you to an Emperor's Cup!
M13e Chiyomaru (1-0) wins by hatakikomi over M13w Sadanoumi (0-1)
Eternally Round means Eternally winning. Make way for Chiyomaru in the awards ceremonies.
M12w Kagayaki (1-0) wins by oshidashi over M12e Tochiozan (0-1)
Future Yokozuna Kagayaki is back! Future Juryo demotion Tochiozan seems to have stopped by as well.
M10w Takagenji (1-0) wins by yorikiri over M11w Nishikigi (0-1)
Not only did Takagenji get his first win as a Maegashira, but he showed that he could be a Future Yokozuna.
M10e Kotoeko (1-0) wins by yorikiri over M9w Daishoho (0-1)
You can't keep the Kotoeko train from chugging along. Daishoho will apparently be stopped all the time.
M9e Shohozan (1-0) wins by uwatenage over M8w Okinoumi (0-1)
Shohozan has found the fountain of youth. Okinoumi has not.
M7w Tomokaze (1-0) wins by hatakikomi over M8e Onosho (0-1)
When a Future Yokozuna like Tomokaze is on a roll, a one-dimensional riksihi like Onosho doesn't stand a chance.
M7e Myogiryu (1-0) wins by yorikiri over M6w Shimanoumi (0-1)
If he can't withstand Myogiryu, Shimanoumi has no chance to compete at a higher level.
M6e Chiyotairyu (1-0) wins by tsukidashi over M5w Takarafuji (0-1)
The Eternal Dragon is just too big and bulbous for Takarafuji to do anything but go backwards. How could anyone stop that belly?
M5e Kotoshogiku (1-0) wins by yorikiri over M4w Ichinojo (0-1)
Solid, fundamental Kotoshogiku is too mcuh for mid-Maegashira. Sleepy, lethargic Ichinojo won't be able to do anything this basho.
M3w Daieisho (1-0) wins by oshitaoshi over M4e Meisei (0-1)
Future Yokozuna Daieisho showed Meisei he's got a whole 'nother thing coming at this rank.
M3e Shodai (1-0) wins by tsukiotoshi over S1w Tamawashi (0-1)
Who needs to win a tachiai? Not future Yokozuna Shodai, who withstood Tamawashi's powerful thrust and bounced him right out.
M2e Aoiyama (1-0) wins by hatakikomi over S1e Mitakeumi (0-1)
Aoiyama will let people bounce off him and slap 'em down for days. Fifteen days, in fact, right to the Emperor's Cup.
M2w Endo (1-0) wins by uwatedashinage over O2w Tochinoshin (0-1)
Endo's found the secret weapon to fulfill those Future Yokozuna expectations: a right-hand grip right above the crotch. Tochinoshin can't stop it, but can anyone else? And is the big Georgian headed back out of the Ozeki ranks?
O1w Takayasu (1-0) wins by oshidashi over M1w Hokutofuji (0-1)
Takayasu is in line for his first yusho now and maybe save a top spot for this future Yokozuna. He manhandled poor Hokutofuji, who might be facing a big drop.
M1e Asanoyama (1-0) wins by yorikiri over O1e Goeido (0-1)
Asanoyama will get his second Yusho in a row to break rules and become a Yokozuna without having been in Sanyaku. Obviously.
Y1w Hakuho (1-0) wins by hatakikomi over K1e Abi (0-1)
This is what you get when you come for the boss, Abi. Total domination. (Maybe not an overreaction. Hakuho looks engaged and tossed Abi around like he was playing with a new recruit to his stable.)
Y1e Kakuryu (1-0) wins by yorikiri over K1w Ryuden (0-1)
You know what getting a solid grip, using excellent footwork, and moving steadily forward makes you? A Yokozuna. You know what doing that for fifteen days will mean? Yusho.