25 Photos That Prove Japanese Wrestling Is The Most Insane Sport The World Has Ever Seen

Posted by Editorial Staff in Sports

Even fans of professional wrestling in America are quick to admit that it's a little...out there. The costumes, the body oil, the ridiculous plot lines, and the scripted outcomes turn the whole thing into a spectacle more than a sport.

But if you think it’s the craziest thing the sports world has to offer, then you haven’t seen how professional wrestling is done in Japan. It’s nothing short of bonkers.

Take everything that’s done in WWE here in America, then make it weirder AND more random, then put it in front of smaller crowds.

Words don’t really do the whole experience justice, so you’ll want to check out the photos below. Love ’em or hate ’em, they’ll leave you scratching your head.


#1 As you can see from this photo and the one above, they really go for wrestlers dressed up as robots. Just Japan bein' Japan.


#2 This is not Photoshopped, which makes it very impressive.


#3 The whale's like "There's nothing to see here. Turn around."


#4 This may have been influenced by the Power Rangers.

#5 The upside-down fella realizes things are going to get worse before they get better.

#6 You leave R2 alone!


#7 This pretty much defines teamwork.

#8 I hope you practiced this earlier.

#9 That's a pretty funny batting stance.


#10 Uhhhhh...Make sure you leave him an air hole, I guess.

#11 I have a feeling something REALLY bad is about to happen to that guy.

#12 The creature seems to be enjoying it.


#13 This is just insane.

#14 That bike will turn into a weapon in 5...4...3...

#15 Never have a corn fight without eye protection. They're setting a bad example.


#16 Losing to that furry pup has to be humbling.

#17 I could see things going really wrong with that pointy Eiffel Tower model.

#18 The glory!


#19 I think cartoons were wrong when they taught us that umbrellas are decent parachute substitutes.

#20 Pineapple Man strikes again!

#21 Are they scratching each others' backs?


#22 You'll never forget that one day at the store...

#23 When you get pinned by an inanimate piece of furniture, it might be time to go in another direction.

#24 So many things I don't understand here...


#25 So...does this interest you as a sport or would you rather erase any memory of Japanese wrestling altogether?