Talk:Makuuchi

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yokozuna[edit]

i don't think the list of notable yokozuna is needed, just a list of active ones, like ozeki XinJeisan 09:46, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. It certainly seems too much in a combined article. Malnova 10:32, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

kachikoshi for sekiwakes and komusubis[edit]

Can a sekiwake (or a komusubi) always maintain his rank by getting kachikoshi, or are there examples of sekiwakes that got kachikoshi and still got demoted? I don't know the answer but perhaps the article could be more clear about this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.150.116.86 (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, one cannot be demoted if one gets kachikoshi. Several rikishi such as Sakahoko, Wakanosato and Kotomitsuki have remained at the rank for many tournaments on end by getting their majority of wins but not doing well enough to earn promotion to ozeki. Only a losing score results in demotion. It can happen with komusubi too, although one is less likely to get "stuck" at that rank.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:31, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Bilingual Commentary[edit]

The lower divisions are shown on their satellite coverage, with only makuuchi broadcast having bilingual commentary.

Might one inquire as to the second language, in addition to Japanese, of this commentary? English? Mandarin? Cantonese? Malay? Tagalog? Dick Kimball (talk) 14:09, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Minor change to Sekiwake table[edit]

Takatōriki is was listed as highest rank 'Ōzeki' on the most Sekiwake appearances table. However, on his personal page and elsewhere I could find, this isn't indicated. Looks like a basic error. He did run an Ōzeki stable though. I am unaware of that influencing his highest rank achieved, so I went ahead and changed it. I corrected the table for him to highest rank 'Sekiwake' based on this information.

You're right; he never went beyond sekiwake. Neither did Kotonishiki actually, so I've corrected that too.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 19:45, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for catching and fixing these. I am not sure what happened as I know neither of these two men ever made ozeki. If you have a minute please check the other tables for me as well for any discrepancies. FourTildes (talk) 22:28, 27 March 2014 (UTC)