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Asashoryu to kick off showbiz career, doing PR for 'Predators' film

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Former Yokozuna Asashoryu will soon kick off a career in show business, with his first “role” to be a PR spokesman in Japan for the American-made action film “Predators,” which opens on July 10.

Asashoryu was compelled to bow out of the sumo world in February after his involvement in several incidents. Speaking of his fresh start, Asashoryu said: “I want to become the yokozuna of a new arena.”

Asashoryu's manager stated, “If the chance arises, I'd like to see him try his hand at variety shows and other 'talent' jobs.”

A follow-up to 1987's original “Predator” film, the 2010 update tells the story of a group of humanity's strongest warriors locked in a cutthroat battle with the titular predator aliens.

Producers responsible for the advertising campaign said they offered the job to Asashoryu because they thought he was a “perfect depiction of the strongest warrior.”

The “Guess the Predator” ad campaign, launched on June 4, featured a thermal image of Asashoryu, emulating the high-tech night-vision of the film's protagonists. Fans then guessed at who the image depicted.

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This showbiz may be clean and clear unlike his former show/sumobiz.

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But would he be able to out-run the Predator? I think he might up as Mongolian BBQ for the beast. Rare.

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looks like an overgrown baby

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looks like an overgrown baby

Acts like one too, if rumour is anything to go by....

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Here's a prediction: He'll thrive at his new PR career until someone taunts him after he's had a few drinks. He'll knock a few skulls and find himself in a police station until he's paid for the damage to life and limb, and then be deported to the green, green steppes of home.

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Is that his promotion picture?

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“If the chance arises, I’d like to see him try his hand at variety shows and other ‘talent’ jobs.”

How very innovative. I wonder if he could master the skills required for such demanding work. Can he eat food, or watch other people do so? Can he laugh and clap when something asinine is done or said? Can he nod agreement at all times from a small box in the corner of the screen?

Unless his agent is sure he's up to the challenge of such arduous, skilful work, he shouldn't risk the immutable dignity of his client by putting him into the elite of japanese entertainment superstars.

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Bob Sapp got a year out of it

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They should make "Asashoryu vs Predators."

Asashoryu ( taking off the helmet of a fallen but not dead Predator ): Ugh - you are one ugly you-know-wh-

Predator ( grabbing Asa by the throat ): Ugly you-know-what! ( throws Asa a few meters with one arm )

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I think there is a light-hearted side to the amazing Asashoryu. Good luck and have a blast. Great to see him again!

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Hottest boy on Earth!

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"Here's a prediction: He'll thrive at his new PR career until someone taunts him after he's had a few drinks. He'll knock a few skulls and find himself in a police station until he's paid for the damage to life and limb, and then be deported to the green, green steppes of home."

Yeah of course. As long as he is not into illegal gambling....

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IvanCoughalot

I wonder if he could master the skills required for such demanding work. Can he eat food, or watch other people do so?

ZING

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They should make "Asashoryu vs Predators." Asashoryu ( taking off the helmet of a fallen but not dead Predator ): Ugh - you are one ugly you-know-wh- Predator ( grabbing Asa by the throat ): Ugly you-know-what! ( throws Asa a few meters with one arm )

Or: <Having just slain the big bad predator, the hero removes the beast's helmet, and sees.... ASASHORYU> — Yarrgh! You are the uuuugliest m-f I have EVER seen! Like ya'know, EVER!

<Predashouruy starts laughing, a chilling, evil laugh> —Fool of a took! By removing my helmet, you have doomed your world! My sumo germs will spread like wildfire, and within days you and everyone else on this pitiful planet will look like..... ME! AHAhAhaaaaaaaaAAAAAA!!

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Hmmm.... for some reason only half of my post got submitted. Anyway, nothing to see here folks.

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