Yoko sucks. He sucks ass. And all of you are remembering him from a time where you couldn't tell your ass of your head.
You really come off arrogant & when coupled with the fact that it also seems you have no idea how the buisness works, you come off very badly.
It's seems that YOU are an idiot, sir. YOU have no idea how business work.
Yoko was not great by any stretch of the imagination.
Noone is saying he was a master technician,like Dean Malenko, Mr. Perfect etc etc.
Noone is saying he had loads of charisma, like Hogan, Flair etc etc.
HA! That's it, man. YOKO WASN'T GREAT! THE QUESTION HERE WAS WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS GREAT!
What he did have, however, is all the components to play a monster heel, which is what he was no more, no less.
Big, scary & looked pretty legit. Anyone would shit a brick if a man that size was coming after you. Presence is a very important aspect of pro-wrestling, something Yoko had in abundance.
He had a presence?! So WHY DID HE HAD FUJI AND CORNETTE CARRYING HIS BACK?!
He was scary? OOOOOOH, you're scared of a guy that loses all the time and most of the time sucking air and on his back.
As others have stated, which you seem to have ignored entirely, he was not bad in the ring. Quick for a guy his size & fairly precise. I can think of guys on the current roster who can't hold a candle to Yoko, yet have got over literally on presence & looks. Ryback springs to mind.
Yoko was "Quick for his size" considering that a guy in "his size" was supposed to be dead.
Mae Young is pretty good for an 80 year old woman.
David Otunga is REALLY good for a lawyer that drinks coffee and married to a celebrity.
Ryback is very good for a Ryback.
Yoko was over just as anyone else. It's so easy to say those stuff looking at him as a child.
You want him compared to other champions? In terms of overall ability, if you categorise it into:
If you take them categories, he only really loses out to Hogan on one & thats charisma. Just as good, if not better, in the ring than Hogan.
He had MORE PRESENCE THEN HULK HOGAN?! THE GUY THAT WAS CELEBRITY?!
If he's that good, explain to me- What good matches he had? Hogan had:
Rock, Savage, Warrior, Sting, Rock, Angle...
Yoko had BRET.
Funny that you use his booking to undermine the character. The way he was booked has no bearing on his skill, because by that merit Tyson Kidd is useless, which couldn't be further from the truth.
It boils down to, did he perform what he was told to do well? The answer is a definitive yes.
Just for kicks, if you were in charge, who would you have put the title on?
Ummm... YEAH, booking is VERY important. Tyson Kidd is useless with his booking. And if Tyson would've win the title, you'll say "WTF?! WHY?!".
WHAT HE WAS TOLD?! Yoko was TOLD to be bad? Hmmm... So Brad Maddox is REALLY good by that merit, because he's being told to be bad. And Cena is being told to be sucky.
I've showed you in my previous posts two alternative booking options: Mickeybabylon suggested Taker, I say Savage. Both of us agree- NOT YOKO.
IMO Yoko is one of the greatest big men in the history of this industry, I would put him there with Bam and Show, he had the charisma and the athletic abilities and he was a great story teller in the ring.
For sure he was involved in some average story lines sometimes and I don't see how this can be considered his mistake or how this can take away from him as a wrestler.
HE HAD CHARISMA?! So tell me, why after he lost his managers, he did NOTHING at all? If he was that charismatic, he would've been a success even after it.
Originally Posted by Sids_chickenleg
Then why don't you have hundreds of millions of dollars and running the biggest wrestling company in the world?
And he didn't think Bret was Fandango. Read his comment again.
He thought Bret was Fandango. Why don't I have millions of dollar? Kiddo, why did VINCE lost a lot of dollars back then and got them back only after he ditched that booking? Grow a set.
Originally Posted by N2mjusschillin
yokozuna sucks.....and i feel like a good percentage of wrestling fans would agree......he was okay from a jobber stand point.....but as a main eventer? wtf? garbage
How old were ALL of you when he was in his "Peak years"?
Your memories from the naivity back then makes Yoko bigger in your mind, and a better monster. If the SAME Yoko would've come today, you'll call him wrestlecrap.
I KNOW that you being a child back then improves him.
When you see him, you can't judge him objectively. None of you can.
Tell me now: If you'll look at an old tape and see Bastion Booger, wouldn't you smile? Just because of nostalgia?
Yoko reminds you your childhood.
But truth is- He wasn't a star, he wasn't GREAT (And that's what this thread is all about). If he WAS a star, if he COULD'VE generated heat, if he WAS that good, he wouldn't have fallen to jobberland after his storyline was ended.