(apparently someone forgot to tell Mr Orange that ‘formal wear’ doesn’t include gay arctic rave gear)
Ever since New Years Eve there’s been rumors flying all over the place about what was going to happen to Zombie Pride. Was Yarrenoka really a goodbye show or just the first of many events? One idea that’s been passed around more than Edith Larente at a frat party was that FEG (who run K1 and HERO’s) would partner up with Zombie Pride to create a new event. And lo and behold, that is what just went down yesterday in Japan. Behold! Zombie Pride becomes DREAMS. HERO’s is dead. Long live DREAMS!
Now being a selfish MMA fan who doesn’t really give a shit about the politics of the sport, you’re probably wondering “What’s this mean for me?” Well for starters, it means way more awesome events. Check out the freaking schedule they announced:
Dream .1 – March 15 – Saitama Superarena – Lightweight GP Round 1
Dream .2 – April 29 – Saitama Superarena – Middleweight GP Round 1
Dream .3 – May 11 – Saitama Superarena – Lightweight GP Round 2
Dream .4 – Begining of June – Korea or Yokohama Arena – Middleweight GP Round 2
Dream .5 – July 21 – Osaka Jo-Hall – Lightweight GP Finals
Dream .6 – Begining of Sept. – Saitama Superarena- Middleweight GP Finals
Also, right off the bat they’re holding tournaments to crown lightweight and middleweight champs, something HERO’s never bothered to get around to for some stupid reason. Fingers crossed that the bookings also start to make more sense … HERO’s sure did set up a lot of fucking stupid matches, even compared to other Japanese promotions.