At last! A bonafide cage match in this tournament! That’s all I’ll say, though - - I promised to lay off the wrestling comments and I’ll stick to my word.
Instead, I’ll pick up that other well-beaten horse. I'll say that Botan’s suggestion to Keiko that she have sex with a barely-conscious Yusuke in public while everybody else is inside watching the tournament (in case you needed that “birds and bees” stuff spelled out) was probably twice as amusing for the fact that there was literally no chance of it happening. Her spicy journal entries are as hot as the relationship is ever going to get, and I find no shortage of amusement in how the two of them are only a couple by the virtue of time invested.
Honestly, at this point, we’ve so thoroughly fulfilled the action quotient in this show for two straight seasons that I'd actually be interested in seeing a whole episode devoted to these two scamps going on a date. Look, this one was seriously kickass and wickedly funny. Don't get me wrong. But I'll still make this wish - - even after having so much fun with the head-chomping phantasms running wild in the bleachers, Genkai’s bravura thwarting of the bad guy’s master stroke and his, subsequent weirdly-fitting infatuation with her. No BS - - this cast is so appealing that you’d be content to just watch them hang out at this point.
Somehow, I suspect that won’t ever be in the cards, though. Shonen having an aversion to cooties and all that. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, though, but I figure there's plenty of fan fiction realizing this very scenario.
Look up this episode, "Genkai’s Strength" and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.