Fantastical heroes pitted against sinister foes in a gripping exhibition of theatre. One shall fall, where another rises to become a champion of the people. Colourful temperaments and attire, daring gusto in the face of a crisis, and a whole slew of catchphrases…
Am I talking about anime, professional wrestling, or a misspent Saturday night with an offbeat friend who plays the glockenspiel while wryly referring to themselves in the third person? Any of the above could be true, but for now, we’re focussing on the first two: the overlaps between anime and professional wrestling.
With so many bombastic dispositions on display, your favourite anime stars would fit right into the world of the WWE. A wrestling federation is only as good as your champions however, so you’ve got to be tactical when deciding who will brandish those belts of gold.
For World Wrestling Day, I brainstormed a few suitable candidates for some of this imaginary federation’s most coveted titles! I assure you, they’re theoretically very prestigious.
Are you ready? Let’s get sweaty!