This morning’s sumo-related post stirred up memories of another Hawaiian-born legend of the sport: Konishiki, aka “The Dump Truck.” Though he never attained the exalted rank of yokozuna—perhaps due to anti-foreigner prejudice among sumo’s elite—Konishiki never let the disappointment get in the way of his artistic ambitions. As evidenced by the above video, the truly gargantuan ex-wrestler is now a skilled MC, whose lyrics frequently refer to his love for Japanese culture:
Next on the menu, is a seven course meal
Sushi to start, raw tuna, and eel
That’s how we do it in the back of the club
Toast champagne as we get a backrub
Check out a clip of Konishiki’s athletic exploits here. Gastric-bypass surgery obviously did wonders for this man.