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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Cena/Tensai wasn't all that great because Cena looked to me like he was off his game a bit. Tensai was great though.
Yeah, it's a bit of a throwback to the gimmick era for sure, but so long as they make it about "here's a big huge dude who beats the shit out of people, also he looks scary and foreign" and not about "he's totally all about Japan and stuff!!!!" he should have no problem getting over. It's also not a cookie cutter gimmick, there's something distinctive about it that people will remember without it being too over the top gimmicky.
Also, Santino is a gimmick guy, but he's gotten over huge, and didn't Brodus get a huge pop last night too? I think Tensai should have no trouble getting over.
This is the other wrestling section. It's still fake to us.