ATSUSHI ONITA

Interview: Atsushi Onita Still Believes In the Power of Pro Wrestling

[Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.] Atsushi Onita is one of the most influential wrestlers over the past 30 years of wrestling in the United States of America. In that same stretch of time—and you can go back to the end of his 1981-1982 North American…

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A Retirement Party Where Everything Blows Up: FMW 6th Anniversary Recap

Welcome to Let’s Pretend It’s Any Year Other Than 2020, where the Fanfyte crew talks about wrestling from May in other, better years. There’s been a lot of Atsushi Onita coverage on Fanfyte lately. I wrote about his exploding ring death match against Terry Funk as an example of the…

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Fanbyte Sunday Edition March 29, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this weekend’s news plus some choice cuts from this week at Fanbyte.com! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Apocalyptic Wrestling: The Self-Sacrifice of Atsushi Onita

The first thing you need to understand is this: The world is coming to an end. Not “the world” as in the planet Earth. Not “the world” in its metaphoric context, which is to say the world as it is perceived by the human consciousness one assumes will cease perceiving…

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