Was grand champion Terunofuji’s defeat to rising star Onosato on the opening day of the ongoing May tournament an era-changing bout?

The fight certainly had echoes of another legendary match that also took place on Day 1 of a summer meet — exactly 33 years earlier.

On that occasion, it was yokozuna Chiyonofuji, six months removed from claiming his 31st Emperor’s Cup, who fell to a young up-and-coming talent.