Byambajav Ulambayar (Byamba) has passed away

In very shocking and sad news, sumo legend Byambajav Ulambayar (Byamba) has passed away according to his website: .  Every reader of is certainly familiar with Byamba, as he has done more to spread the popularity of sumo in North America than almost anyone else.  He was formerly a Japanese professional sumo wrestler... Continue Reading →

Musashigawa Beya Confirms that Wakaichiro has Retired

As can be seen in this link, the Musashigawa Beya confirms that Wakaichiro has retired.  A rough translation of the text can be seen below: [Wakaichiro Retirement Notice] Wakaichiro has been working hard as a sumo wrestler for about three and a half years, but he has decided to retire and return to Houston. We... Continue Reading →

Musashikuni has Retired

In an unexpected event, Musashikuni has retired.  As most readers know, Musashikuni was one of two North Americans currently competing in professional sumo.  He has been a long-time figure in makushita, but he has also struggled with injuries in recent months and years.  It is currently reported that Musashikuni decided to retire due to these... Continue Reading →

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