Doc Gallows is like Johnny Cash (“he’s been everywhere, man”), but many may associate the Big LG with his time in Japan. That experience however, hasn’t always been sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.
Gallows was recently on The Total F’n Marks podcast with Dan St. Germain, Scott Chaplain and Robert Karpeles to promote Talk ‘N Shop A-Mania 2 and shared a horror story he had while wrestling former grappler Sylvester Turkey in Japan in front of the legendary Antonio Inoki.
“I think I had a match like that with Sylvester Terkay in about 2011 in Japan for Antonio Inoki so I’m not encouraging for people to look that up but like my first showing over there, I was like, ‘Fuck, I did great, I’m gonna be the man over here,’ and then next time I came Sylvester had been out of the ring for about six months and not doing any training and getting very tired and he’s a great dude, but it was not our best showing.
“Antonio Inoki runs down through the crowd and is screaming at us at ringside. Pretty fucking amazing, especially when you’re a lifelong Japanese wrestling fan and this is like my second in Japan it was pretty traumatizing at the time.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
Doc has certainly rebounded his Japan reputation since then, but that’s a heck of a beginning couple of bouts in the Land of The Rising Sun. Tune into the entire episode of Total F’n Marks below:
For further Gallows goodness, you can also check out our exclusive interview discussing the first Talk ‘N Shop A Mania with the man we sometimes know as “Sex Fergusson.”