Professional wrestling is bigger in Japan than anywhere else in the world so I don't understand why no Asians have ever got a major push. Here's a list of guys who could have brought in a ton of money from the Japanese market if they even had an upper midcard push.
Taka(Even Foley said if WWE was based off skill he'd be a star)
Funaki(Was pretty good and just a real likeable guy)
Kenzo Suzuki(Had a ton of hype, got a small push, then released)
Dr. Death(I understand Brawl for all but he had so much hype)
Yoshi Tatsu(Seemed to be the next Tanahashi before he left NJPW)
Tensai(Like Dr. Death was a white guy who became a legend there)
The guy isn't just a legend in Japan but a legend everywhere and is the most famous Lucha guy ever with the exception of Rey and Jushin. Out of all the talent WWE has ever wasted, I feel he was the biggest. Not only did he get cut but he got cut when their Cruiserweight devision was at it's highest point.
I'm so confused as to why WWE doesn't go after the Japanese market when it's huge. The way they act makes it seem like they just don't like Asians
. They wouldn't let Tatsu carry out a Japanese flag in the WM pre show the year of the earth quake there. Funaki got cut after 10 long years with them. Albert was brought back and looked good but became a jobber over night.