As many anime experts will tell you, there are many similarities between Japanese’s brand of cartoon action and professional wrestling. Nowhere is that connection more clear than Hoodslam, a renegade California promotion that puts on some very unique cards. Regularly featuring pop culture characters in dream matches, the promotion recently ran an anime-themed night. Characters from Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Naruto and more are all represented.
Thankfully, anime distributor Crunchyroll attended the event and interviewed some of the wrestlers involved.
For those unfamiliar with Crunchyroll, they run a service that operates similar to Netflix, but just for Dragon Ball. They service 2 million global subscribers and provide shows in eight languages. There are even a few wrestling-centric shows, like Tiger Mask W.