Senate—while heading his own political party. Reeling from scandals that would help doom his re-election bid later that year, Inoki, as he often did, saw an opportunity to make diplomatic inroads where many would not. His mentor, Rikidozan, often described as the godfather of Japanese pro wrestling, was born in North Korea, where he was still revered as a national hero. Through their connection, Inoki enjoyed ample goodwill in a country that otherwise considers Japan an enemy.
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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann reportedly told a voter Wednesday that the media want her to get into a "mud wrestling fight" with potential presidential rival Sarah Palin. Bachmann also said there was room for both her and Palin in the presidential race, arguing that Republicans should remember to keep focused on "the ultimate goal" of defeating President Obama next year.
As of , the number of female high school wrestlers has exploded to nearly 12, from just over in These numbers are growing almost exponentially year after year. Some of the biggest hot spots for female wrestling are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Tenessee, Texas, and Washington with California having the highest number of participants. This marks a huge moment in history and a huge step in the right direction for female wrestling in the U. In fact, many of the high school teams we work with have more girls than boys, some with as many as 60 female wrestlers on a single squad.