I've watched tons of anime and have piles of manga, but no, for some reason I've never seen any Japanese wrestling. I think my husband would be interested in it--I should find out where to rent some tapes. In the Bay Area, you would imagine there would be a spot for that.
That's what you refer to as "rambling", is it? You've been into the Joseph Campbell again, haven't you? :-) I somehow had a hunch that perhaps the HITC might have worked for you. (I'm sooo perceptive sometimes.)