Members of college pro-wrestling clubs from all across Japan gathered to compete in their final graduation fight night held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Japanese universities do not offer professional wrestling as a sport, forcing interested students from all across japan to form college pro-wrestling clubs. The students are self-taught and rely heavily on YouTube videos to learn moves and techniques. Pro-wrestling became popular in Japan in the 1970’s as American pro-wrestling peaked.
Case of the Fridays
Veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as “Pitito,” doesn’t get the jobs he used to. But every morning the 91-year-old clown still sips his coffee and studies an old notebook where he keeps hundreds of pages of jokes and comedy moves he has built up over almost nine decades in the circus.
“The businessmen think that an old clown can’t make people laugh, but they are wrong,” said Farfan.
His four children have asked him to retire, Farfan says he cannot do that. “I will only stop clowning on the day I die.”
(Photos by Esteban Felix/AP Photo)
A Case of the Fridays, here on Thursday to get you through to the end of the week.
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