Former major league baseball player Warren Cromartie is
coming back to Japan to take a shot at professional wrestling.
The former Montreal Expo was a fan favourite in Japan when he played for
the Yomiuri Giants between 1984 and 1990. He led the Central League in
batting in 1989 with a .378 average and was also named league Most
Valuable Player that year.
Now 53, Cromartie will step into the ring at Saitama Super Arena on June
17 in a pro wrestling event called Hustle Aid.
“He’s really excited about returning to Japan and is training very hard,”
said Hustle Aid media relations director Chiyo Kishimoto. “He’s taking it
Hustle would not confirm who Cromartie will face in the ring, but reports
in Japan have speculated that it could be either Tiger Jeet Singh or
Abdullah the Butcher (above).