The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Farewell to a Legend

Obviously I realize pro wrestling is not a sport, and thus 99% of the time it makes no sense to acknowledge it on a sports blog. Today is the exception. Today Mitsuharu Misawa, arguably the best of his generation and one of the very greatest of all time, was killed in the ring in Hiroshima, Japan at the age of 46, performing the craft to which he’d devoted his life. For anyone who dismisses pro wrestling out of hand, nothing will suffice to establish the value of a performer in that genre; for the rest, here is a link to a youtube of part 1 of one of his greatest matches, often considered by many to be the greatest match of all time. The whole thing is roughly 35 minutes long, and worth every second of your time to see. Pro wrestling may not be a sport, but Misawa was an athlete of the very highest caliber.

RIP Misawa. We’ll miss you.

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June 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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