Japanese pro-wrestler plans Pyongyang extravaganzaBy AP News Jul 08, 2014 4:13PM UTC
TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have found a new friend for life.
Hot on the heels of former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s basketball antics in Pyongyang on the young leader’s birthday, a Japanese pro wrestling legend turned politician is planning to entertain the North Korean capital with a martial arts extravaganza next month — and hopefully meet some senior leaders while he is there.
Kanji “Antonio” Inoki was to leave for Pyongyang on Wednesday to set the final details for the Aug. 30-31 event, which organizers say will feature pro wrestling, taekwondo, the Japanese martial art aikido and a traditional Korean style of wrestling.
Rodman has called Kim a “friend for life.”