Asashoryu wins 10 million JPY on Japanese TV show
A New Year’s special show called “Defeat Asashoryu and get 10 million JPY” was broadcast by Japan’s Abema TV on December 31. Asashoryu D.Dagvadorj is the first Mongolian sumo wrestler who reached sumo's highest rank in 2003 after winning two tournaments in a row, and was named the 68th yokozuna (grand champion).
Although he hadn’t been in the dohyo (sumo ring) for seven years since his retirement, Asashoryu D.Davgadorj defeated all eight opponents in the TV show and won 10 million JPY (approximately 88,200 USD).
Bob Sapp, an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, Kotomitsuki Keiji, a former ozeki (sumo's second highest rank) and Hiroshi Izumi, an Olympics silver medalist and gold medalist of the World Judo Championship Games were among the toughest opponents who faced Asashoryu.