As the saying goes, behind every great man is a woman, and this week’s installment of the variety show “Bakuho! The Friday” (“Explosive Information! The Friday”; TBS, Fri., 7 p.m.) looks at wives of prominent professional athletes.

The first is the proprietress of a sumo stable, whose husband, the stable master, was once a yokozuna (grand champion). The couple opened their stable just this spring. The segment profiles a day in the stable landlady’s life, and explains how she met her husband, how they’ve spent their lives together and how she helped him shed 90 kg.

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