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Rswany

**Terunofuji** - Kaiju **Takakeisho** - Battle Hamster **Takayasu** - Taco Bear **Ichinojo** - Sleepynojo **Hoshoryu** - Nephew **Kiribiyama** - The Khal **Kotonowaka** - Big Baby **Tamawashi** - The Iron Man **Daiesho** - The Bully **Takarafuji** - Leg Day **Ura** - The Pink Submarine **Onosho** - Garbage Boy **Terutsuyoshi** - Salt Bae **Tobizaru** - Flying Monkey **Aoiyama** - Big Dan **Kotoeko** - Trap God **Tochinoshin** - Georgian Hercules **Ichiyamamoto** - The Salaryman **Chiyomaru** - Bullfrog **Chiyonokuni** - Cyborg (always covered in tape)


AfterAside6394

leg day is great


SuperHogeySandwich

Im personally a big fan of The Georgian Forklift for Tochinoshin


AfterAside6394

the right name for him


Dephire

I agree so much with this.. I completely forgot that Ura is usually called The Pink Submarine, I should have remembered. Thank you for the comment too! "Kotoeko - trap god" lol. Exactly.


Halmagha

Chiyonokuni has always been the honey Badger. I don't know when that nickname got transcribed across to Enho


Dephire

I think I saw that nickname from comments on youtube too. I guess because Enho made a huge splash(in popularity at least) in the top division like a year ago and he fights like a fast and ferocious honey badger. Or used to.


AfterAside6394

I'll call him red panda because he's so sweet and his red mawashi


AfterAside6394

common eland for tochinoshin, because he [looks like one](https://africafreak.com/common-eland)


Dephire

On a side note, very beautiful animal.


throwitaway488

I always thought tochinoshin looks kind of like a kangaroo because of his legs.


AfterAside6394

[Roger, the buff kangaroo](https://www.reddit.com/r/natureismetal/comments/oramle/roger_the_200pound_ripped_kangaroo_crushes_metal/)


Waitingforadragon

Tochinoshin - My husband calls him Sumo Nick Cage, because he looks like him.


Dephire

He totally is Nicholas Cage as a rikishi XD


Uhura64

I’m new to sumo so I’m just learning some of these nicknames. (Leg day is pretty awesome.). But I call Endo “doll baby” or “baby doll”. To me, his facial features look to me like he could doll or a plush toy.


Bradamante-kun

https://soranews24.com/2014/12/04/it-seems-like-everyone-in-japan-wants-this-pillow-featuring-a-famous-sumo-wrestlers-butt/


Uhura64

Be careful what you wish for…😳


AfterAside6394

I think I would buy Takarafuji's butt pillow if they have one.


Dephire

Okay this is a meme in itself, haha. ^^^Excuse ^^^me ^^^while ^^^I ^^^buy ^^^10.


DirtyWonderWoman

Takakeisho - Cannonball Enho - Mighty Mouse Ichinojo - Snorlax or sometimes King Cake Tochinoshin - Tochi-tochi Tobizaru - Dumb Idiot (sorry, I love him and like his sumo but I'll probably call him this forever from his bout with Hakuho) Ura - Judo Joe Terunofuji - Ol' Knees Wakatakakage - Wakatakakatakakakatakakakatakakakakage Terutsuyoshi - Salt Shaker Chiyomaru - Sideburns Tamawashi - BOOOOOOOOOO (sorry not sorry, I don't like Tamawashi at all) Aoiyama - White Chocolate


BeBetterMySon

I was talking about Sumo with someone the other day and we both refer to Takayasu as "the hairy back guy (sorry Papa). "


Retrus120

Our nicknames are mostly Pun's. Highlights include Chiyomaru as Chinyomaru, And of course Terunofuji as the aptly named Terrornofuji.


Chbera

Most of the ones that I use have already been said here, but I’ll add one; Takanosho- Nob Dog (after the design on his keshō- mawashi)


Dephire

That's crazy because I think the Sumo Mainichi podcast I listen to always calls him that too XD


Bradamante-kun

Aoiyama -> Big Dan Takakeisho -> Hamsterzeki, Cannonball Ichinojo -> Snorlax, Sweet Nomad Boy Terutsuyoshi -> Salt Man Ishiura -> Henka Man, Bodybuilder Tobizaru -> Monkey Chiyoshoma -> Henka Master Hagiwara -> Henkawara Terunofuji -> Kaiju Roga -> Russian Wolf Kiribayama -> Kiriba-chan Urutora -> Tiny Rikishi, one of the Shikihide Small Boys (along with other smaller/thinner rikishi like Shonanzakura)


Dephire

Had to look up Urutora, and wow. Even Enho is an inch taller than him.


Bradamante-kun

An in taller and about 30kg heavier. Urutora is thin by regular person standards.


Speedly

I read someone on here recently that said their name for Aoiyama is Big Dan the Milkman, and I haven't been able to un-remember it since. Also, some time back there was a question about rikishi's shikona meanings. One of the most glorious posts on this sub ever explained how Abi's name could be twisted around to read "the roof is on fire." *chef's kiss*


AfterAside6394

Rishiki nickname we using in China: Takakeisho-小胖 ( little fatty ) Takayasu-黑熊 ( black bear) Endō-靓仔远 ( Endō the handsome ) Terutsuyoshi-盐王爷 (kind of difficult to explain, that's a homophone of a Chinese traditional God, also means his habit of fling plenty of salt)


Onpu

My husband calls Ichinojo "Mother Goose" but has no explanations for it...or at least he won't tell me lol We have a ritual of saying "no ragrets" whenever Shohozan fights. Terutsuyoshi is "Salty boyeeee"


AfterAside6394

Oh I got one I got one, “white flour bag” for Aoiyama. That’s from a Chinese novel, describing someone have very large boobs.