Yokozuna lost money. He was a stale champion. He got Bret over? LOL. Bret became over by the feuds with Perfect, Piper, Bulldog, Shawn and Owen. And especially by Flair. But by feuding with Yoko? Yoko was an Anti-Star.
About him being a good guy backstage- So what? Kane was a nice guy as well. Al Snow was. Do you want them to be the champions?
Yokozuna shouldn't be champion because his character was so outdated. And even if the WWE were losing stars- Why to use YOKO to replace those stars instead of someone that was actually good?
Firstly, I will not be dragged into "My opinion is right, yours is wrong" debate, but I will reply.
I didn't say Yokozuna got Bret Hart over, I said the character of Yokozuna helped get Bret over as a main event-world champion wrestler. Yokozuna, again the character, was built as an indestructible champion and an anti-American, and even though Bret Hart was Canadian, him defeating the Yoko character helped elevate him. I don't deny, at all, that Bret got himself over through matches, but in defeating someone like Yokozuna, as his billing, helped Bret out as a viable world champion.
Now, Yokozuna may have lost money but why should I care about that as a fan? If it was affecting me today, say the WWE was draining money away and it's champions were losing it, then I would say yes the loss of money could affect me as it could affect the whole product I'm currently watching, yet why would someone "losing money" 20 years ago affect my opinion of the man today?
Now, to your other two points, you are writing like I wrote those to spite and contradict you, whereas I was giving my opinion on the thread subject, which was, loosely, what I thought about Yokozuna. In saying he was a nice guy I was referring to the fact that he was a nice guy... What's wrong with that? Where did I use that as a reason why he should become champion? I didn't. All I said was in response to the threads subject, and my thoughts on Yokozuna.
Again, your final point, I agree - Why didn't they get someone better to replace these stars who were leaving. Yet I can see why they thought a 500lb wrestler with an anti-American gimmick could get over and then pushed him.
You replied to me with points contradicting my post like I had done the same for yours, which as you can read I didn't. I gave my opinion about the wrestler Yokozuna. I await your reply and your break down of what I said with glee, as you seem to be the #1 Yokozuna hater that even when somebody says something nice about the man that isn't aimed anywhere at what you said, you still feel the need to counteract, reply and deny them the right to like the man.