It's not every day that you get to write about a brawl between a wrestler and a mascot at a baseball game, but that day has arrived and we are going to fully embrace it.

When Japanese wrestling legend Jushin "Thunder" Liger was invited to throw the first pitch at the game between Hashin Tigers and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, he probably didn't anticipate having to perform any of his patented wrestling moves.

Yet Liger managed to completely botch the pitch, which was due to be hit by the Fighters mascot 'Frep the Fox'.

Instead of throwing the ball over the plate Liger managed to throw the ball at Frep, causing the fox to fall on his backside.

The irate Frep confronted Liger and the mascot of Hanshin, 'To Well', decided to intervene and realised there was only one way to settle this: a wrestling match.

The former 11-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion made short work of Frep, locking him in a surfboard submission before getting the pinfall after a 'shotei' palm strike.

Liger's day wasn't done there, as shortly after his victory over Frep he found himself in an abdominal stretch courtesy of a woman, who we will have to assume was a cheerleader?

We think you'll all agree that every major sporting event should be started in this fashion because, let's be honest, national anthems are a bit boring.

Oh... and wrestling is the best thing in the world. Don't @ us.

HT MLB

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