Edmund Honda has been trained by the greatest sumo wrestling coaches
since birth. Earning the title of Yokozuno ("Grand Champion"), Honda became legendary in
Japan. Because of his great skill, he naturally attracted a lot of
challengers. One such opponent was an American named
Sodom. Sodom was looking to recruit sumos into his
new Mad Gear Gang, but was no sumo himself and quickly lost. Honda was
shocked to learn from Sodom that the outside world did not consider sumo
wrestling to be a true sport. Sodom then suggested that Honda enter the
World Warriors tournament in order to prove his skill.
Honda prepared for his journey by undergoing an intense training
regimin. When he was ready, he then set out to challenge other
fighters to prepare for the upcoming tournament. Feeling that he needed to
improve on his image, he donned kabuki makeup that would grab the attention
of onlookers. Besides sumo, the kabuki stage had been Honda's other love,
and he combined the two as he set out to challenge the world's greatest
fighters. His travels led him to India, where he fought a skilled Yoga
master named Dhalsim. Honda defeated Dhalsim,
although it seemed that the Indian was distracted. Honda advised Dhalsim to
join the World Warriors tournament, and started to leave when he encountered
another Japanese fighter named Ryu. The two became
friends, and they practiced together for a short time before journeying to
Thailand to enter the second World Warriors tournament.
Honda won many battles in the tournament before he was finally
defeated by Chun-Li. He fell in love with the
beautiful warrior and began avidly pursuing her, but she showed no interest.
Nonetheless, Honda remained until the end of the tournament to see Ryu
defeat the host of the tournament M.Bison. After
congratulating his friend, Honda returned to Japan confident that he had
proved sumo's greatness to the world. He continued to train and began
teaching students the way of sumo.