On April 21st, FUNimation released their 12th collection of One Piece with episodes 276-299, constituting the penultimate part of the Enies Lobby Arc. The cover features the storyline's antagonist Spandam, who is one of the series' numerous pro-wrestling references. And, in this case, senpai noticed.
Gimmick infringement? pic.twitter.com/629XtXpIOq— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) May 3, 2015
A useful, but at this point somewhat dated (Dressrosa has a lot, and even at the time, Boa Hancock was thought to be porn actress Sora Aoi, and Jewelry Bonney being competitive was considered Big Eater Son) reference to the series' real world inspirations from ~SATOart.
• God Enel - Eminem | • Steven Tyler - Jango | • Jim Carrey (Lloyd Christmas) - Mr.2 BonClay | • Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura) - Franky | • Freddie Mercury - Peeply Lulu
• Joey Jordison - Basil Hawkins | • Michael Jackson - Hody Jones | • Lenny Kravitz - Mr.5 | • Twiggy - Miss Valentine | • Hugo Boss Model - Paulie
• Al Capone - Capone Bege | • Valentino Rossi - Trafalgar Law | • Mick Foley - Spandam | • Louise Brook - Nico Robin | • Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) - Shakky
• Stevie Ray Vaughan - Postgas D. Ace | • Tim Curry (Dr. Frank N. Furter) - Emporio Ivankov | • Yusaku Matsuda - Aokiji/Kuzan | • Kunie Tanaka - Kizaru | • Bunta Sugawara - Akainu/Sakazuki
• Danny DeVito (The Penguin) - Dr. Hogback | • Hulk Hogan - Whitebeard | • Daft Punk - Killer | • Jean Rochefort - Gun Fall | • Cruella de Vil - Inazuma
• Harvey Keitels - Rob Lucci | • George Clooney - Iceburg | • Mikhail Gorbachev - The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars) | • Mahatma Gandhi - The Gorosei ( Five Elder Stars) | • Michel Polnareff - Don Quixote Doflamingo
For comparison, Gene Simmons reacting to Love Live's KISS homage