Fridge Brilliance: Taka-Arashi is undefeated on the dohyō (which is how he became a yokozuna). His comparably poor performance in the third tournament stems from having to deal with a number of fighting styles he had never had to face before. This initially comes of as a Contrived Coincidence… until you take a good look at his Player 1 costume in Final Showdown, which may present another reason for his elimination. Sumo fans will recognized that style of knot on his tsuna (ceremonial rope belt) as the Shiranui style, the Red Oni of the two styles. Those who know their history will know that, in contrast to those who wear the Blue Oni Unryū style, nearly all Shiranui yokozuna after Haguroyama, with the current exception of Hakuhō, have had nothing but bad luck during their tenure at sumo's unrelegatable highest rank. Just ask Yoshibayama, Tamanoumi, Kotozakura, Takanosato, Futahaguro, Asahifuji, Wakanohana III, and Harumafuji (the last of whom was promoted after the article in the link was published). Remember Taka's elimination from the third tourney?