DNSQ: Is Super Smash Bros Nintendo’s version of Sumo Wrestling?

Super Smash Bros has a damage system unique in the world of fighting video games. Smash’s emphasis on damage percentages seems like an odd choice, so why did Nintendo choose to go this route? What benefits does this system provide a game like Super Smash Bros? In honor of the five year anniversary (five year?!?!) of Super Smash Bros Brawl, Ronnie is going to find out!