One thing that has always driven me crazy about Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, and various other fighting games whose storylines supposedly involve “tournaments” is that they seem to have absolutely no idea how a tournament is supposed to work.
About fifteen or so years later, someone has finally decided to call attention to this fact and try to get some answers:
See? Cage knows the score. Of course, these days, I think the whole “tournament” storyline has been dropped and long forgotten.
Make sure you watch all the way to the end, as Goro is clearly the sensitive sort.