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This is Lord Tensai. He’s a white guy who used to wrestle in WWE as Prince Albert, then in Japan as Giant Bernard. Now he’s back in WWE as Lord Tensai, with a face covered in Japanese symbols, a Japanese manservant and Asian Mist that he spits on his hand to rub in opponents’ faces, causing “impaired vision.” He’s also everything that I love about professional wrestling.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on May 8, 2012
NO! NO! NO!
While not quite as exciting as the return of both Brock Lesnar and A-Train on this week’s Monday Night Raw, WWE’s SmackDown features a couple comeback kids of its own this week: Skip Sheffield in his Ryback gimmick, and the former Idol Stevens as Damien Sandow, with what has been described as an “actor gimmick.” But what I’m really interested to see this week is what WWE does with Daniel Bryan.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on April 6, 2012
The big news on this week’s post-WrestleMania XXVIII Monday Night Raw was, quite obviously, the returning Brock Lesnar, who followed in the Rock’s footsteps by coming out and making John Cena look like an absolute joke. I’m a Brock fan, and would be excited about this match even if his t-shirt logo didn’t look like the most awesome Danzig/Swamp Thing hybrid imaginable. Back when I worked at WWE, mentioning Brock on the website was absolutely verboten, even though the guy was a huge mainstream star during his run as UFC Heavyweight Champion. It was a perfect example of WWE cutting off their nose to spite their face, so I’m glad they’ve finally gotten tired of getting nosejobs (to stretch an metaphor).
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on April 3, 2012