Shukan Gendai at it again: Yokozuna Asashoryu
After Shukan Gendai waged a kind of successful war against DSE and Fuji TV, it tried to raise a little bit of trouble against the boxing Kameda brothers. However, these attacks ended very quickly, maybe due to the pressure from TBS channel, which is linked by shareholdings to Shukan Gendai's parent company, Kodansha.
Many months passed between the Kameda stories and this one about sumo. Many people think that Shukan Gendai was trying very hard to find other negative stories in martial arts. For example, they were very close to trying to write article about the rumor of homosexual preferences among a number of the top officials in the martial arts promotions. They did not do this story, or maybe they are still working on it. Anyway, it is not in the good taste, I think.
To the naked eye, Asashoryu is the best technical wrestler and most dominant champion in sumo world today. Could that image be a fake? Maybe on the other hand, a cynical person would say that this tabloid magazine has run out of any other ideas how to sell more copies, except to do these expose articles in fighting sports.