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Old 02-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read that some people here wrote that Yokozuna did not deserve to be champion and that he just was there to hand the title to Hogan.

I thought Yokozuna was great. Very intimidating and a great wrestler.

It hurt my heart then he later became more or less some kind of midcarder and jobber.

Maybe it was partly his fault because he became to fat but the early Yokozuna was a really great heel.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He was an awesome heel, and regardless of whether or not you think ('you' as in the generalisation) he was crowned champion too early, he stayed over as a monster heel for years right until he turned face in 1996. You could tell by the middle of that year though he was having problems.

The last match I remember him having was at Survivor Series 1996, and he was only in the ring for about ten seconds. What did he do in that short space of time? He injured Vader.

Loved the big lug to bits though. Just a shame he didn't control his weight issues.
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Disagree, very boring and not intimidating at all IMO. He was just there to make the dunbfuck look good and take the title from him all the way.
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He sucked. He was, maybe, the worst WWE champion ever. In Israel, Yoko is considered to be some kind of Hulk Hogan because his push happened as the wrestling became popular here.

It's wrong. He is the worst in any catagory.

Was he a good wrestler? Fuck no. He sucked ass in the ring.

Was he charismatic? No, he never talked. When he needed to talk by himself- He sucked. And his two managers weren't good enough: Fuji and Cornette never had the charisma to make him the top heel.

Was he a star? If he was a star, then why did he became nothing more then a midcard act after his storyline was over?

Was he a profitable champion? No... The WWE lost tons of money in his time.

Yokozuna's character was based on his title and on his size. After he lost his title, nobody cared...

He was a faliure by every way possible. He was a gimmick character in a time where the "Anti American monster" character wasn't relevant. He was worst as Ludvig Borga.

All in all, Yoko was the worst WWE champion ever.
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Anyone saying Yoko was a bad wrestler, knows nothing about wrestling.

People talk about weight issues concerning guys like yoko, and those people know absolutely nothing about dealing with a 4-500 pound problem.

In his earlier WWF days he was doing amazing stuff for a guy his size. His matches looked legit. And when it boils right down to it wrestling is about larger than life figures. dean ambrose, cm punk, danielson, and on down the line, I see people more impressive and awe inspiring than them at the grocery store, let alone the gym. There is nothing special about looking at them.. nothing. Yokozuna was a 400 pound well over 6 foot behemoth Samoan, in Japanese garb. from his entrance, to the pairing with Mr. fuji to the Banzai bomb he was an incredible character, a very good wrestler (especially at his size) and a quite deserving champion.

To me it sounds like there's at least a couple people above me that need to call a whaambulance because someone they would have liked to be champion wasn't because Yoko was.
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Anyone saying Yoko was a bad wrestler, knows nothing about wrestling.

People talk about weight issues concerning guys like yoko, and those people know absolutely nothing about dealing with a 4-500 pound problem.

In his earlier WWF days he was doing amazing stuff for a guy his size. His matches looked legit. And when it boils right down to it wrestling is about larger than life figures. dean ambrose, cm punk, danielson, and on down the line, I see people more impressive and awe inspiring than them at the grocery store, let alone the gym. There is nothing special about looking at them.. nothing. Yokozuna was a 400 pound well over 6 foot behemoth Samoan, in Japanese garb. from his entrance, to the pairing with Mr. fuji to the Banzai bomb he was an incredible character, a very good wrestler (especially at his size) and a quite deserving champion.

To me it sounds like there's at least a couple people above me that need to call a whaambulance because someone they would have liked to be champion wasn't because Yoko was.
You're so wrong.

Yokozuna did amazing stuff "For his size". That's the excuse I love to hear. Mae Young does amazing stuff for an 80 year old women- Does that make her the champ? And about Yoko's size- A guy in his size should be dead, so the fact that he moves alone makes him pretty good for his size. That doesn't mean he helped anything.

Yokozuna was the worse star ever. He wasn't a star at all- If he was such a deserving champ and a big star and a great character, explain to me why he never got any other main event run after his title run ended?

The thing is simple- Yoko was a stupid character. He was an undeserving champion because he sucked.

He was a champ at a time where wrestling was dead. If the same Yokozuna would come today, you will hate the guy. Tell me one feud or match of Yokozuna that you've liked! And by the way, if you'll say the casket match, then I'll just say anyone could've been there instead of Yoko.

Yoko had a dry character and his managers improved it a bit- But it didn't help. You know what? If he was 250 pounds lighter, he wouldn't be an uppercarder, nevertheless main eventer!

It's right that initially you see Yoko and his size is interesting, but what other qualities he had? He had nothing. Yoko was one of the factors to the most dark time at Wrestling.

And you're the one who needs a whaambulance because you start defending on your beloved Yoko, who... Yup, sucked.
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I personally feel he wasn't the best idea for a heel but he wasn't the worse. Would have served better (but less successful) 10 years prior, as I feel his character had 1980s heel written all over, especially as a challenger to Hogan.

Can anybody tell me a decent match of his that didn't involve Bret? Not bashing him but it seems to me that after 1994, he just gave up.

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Agree. Yokozuna was great.
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I personally feel he wasn't the best idea for a heel but he wasn't the worst....

Can anybody tell me a decent match of his that didn't involve Bret?
Couldn't agree more.
He could move impressively for a man his size, he wasn't afraid to put anyone over & could sell.
However, I can't think of a match of his that didn't involve Bret that was all that good.

I always had the feeling that Hogan had Vince's ear, convinced him that a Hogan vs. Yokozuna feud would draw money, Vince pushed the panic button & went with it.
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You're so wrong.

Yokozuna did amazing stuff "For his size". That's the excuse I love to hear. Mae Young does amazing stuff for an 80 year old women- Does that make her the champ? And about Yoko's size- A guy in his size should be dead, so the fact that he moves alone makes him pretty good for his size. That doesn't mean he helped anything.


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Yokozuna was the worse star ever. He wasn't a star at all- If he was such a deserving champ and a big star and a great character, explain to me why he never got any other main event run after his title run ended?

The thing is simple- Yoko was a stupid character. He was an undeserving champion because he sucked.

He was a champ at a time where wrestling was dead. If the same Yokozuna would come today, you will hate the guy. Tell me one feud or match of Yokozuna that you've liked! And by the way, if you'll say the casket match, then I'll just say anyone could've been there instead of Yoko.

Yoko had a dry character and his managers improved it a bit- But it didn't help. You know what? If he was 250 pounds lighter, he wouldn't be an uppercarder, nevertheless main eventer!

It's right that initially you see Yoko and his size is interesting, but what other qualities he had? He had nothing. Yoko was one of the factors to the most dark time at Wrestling.

And you're the one who needs a whaambulance because you start defending on your beloved Yoko, who... Yup, sucked. - translation: I know you are but what Am I
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