WCW Wrestling in North Korea

Not essentially a DPRK film related story, but the sheer bizarre nature of how WCW wrestling ended up performing a show in North Korea shortly after the death of Kim Il-Sung is definitely worth a post.

The above video shows a virtually silent crowd of 320,000 North Koreans packed into the Pyongyang’s May Day stadium to see the spandex clad wrestlers go at it. I wonder what the North Korean’s perception of whether the action is “fake” or not was.

Read a great article about how the event came about here. It also mentions the legendary Korean wrestler Rikidōzan who is reportedly revered in North Korea.

Bizarre. Just plain bizarre.

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