I’m watching a Sumo match. I’m trying to figure out why, when the two wrestlers are in the ring and squat down, they stand, then squat again, then totally step away and towel down, slap themselves, etc.
Is this akin to a baseball player taking their sweet time prepping in and out of the box before taking their stance for real? Is there a certain meaning to everything these guys are doing, or are they just psyching each other out?
It appears to be a lot of show for a wrestling match that is over in seconds. One man is pushed out once, and that’s it. Game over. Yes? It seems that way.
I’m just trying to get a grip on this, so to speak. I’m in Japan so the play by play isn’t doing me a darned bit of good.