Tag Teaming With James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The 36 Chambers
Re: Re-package A Superstar.
I tend to spout these a lot, but fuck it, I'll throw a couple in here.
Yoshi Tatsu: Yoshi's very talented in the ring, and is able to get the crowd behind him. However, his one major, glaring problem is pretty obvious: his faulty English, which makes it impossible for him to cut serious promos. In addition, his character is a little ridiculous. The remedy? Bring back the black leather attire with the half-kabuki facepaint, pair him up with a good mouthpiece, and give him a Great Muta-type gimmick. This would prevent him from having to say anything, and the Muta gimmick makes him look like a strong competitor. He can play the "strong silent hero" face role, or the "silent but deadly" heel. It wouldn't be able to elevate him to the main event, but his character would be infinitely more interesting, and he could be a pretty solid midcard threat. Maybe change his name to just "TATSU." (Disclaimer: The name change idea, I got from an old thread here. Sadly, I can't remember the name of the guy who posted it.)
Lord Tensai: Now let me preface this by saying that Tensai is a lost cause at this point, so this is more of a retroactive thing. Anyway, as much as people hate Tensai, I think he could've done a very good job in the "Umaga role" (the dangerous monster that gives upper-midcard faces that final push into main event territory, and can serve as a credible title threat if the need comes up). It's no secret that his gimmick was a little... Lacking. And by that, I mean it didn't exist. So why not make him stand out a bit by giving him a distinguishing motive? The key to this: the Albert chants. Instead of ignoring them, they should've had Tensai straight up address them. Have him say something along the lines of "This is why I left for Japan. Unlike you all, they gave me the respect I deserve, and now that I'm here again, I'm going to force you all to bow to me!" or something like that. And there you go, a mildly-interesting character with a PURPOSE. Now the audience has a REASON to care. Hell, if they were willing to go so far, they could even have him say "The Japanese accepted me as one of their own, while you all contine to laugh at me, which is why I embraced the Japanese culture as my own" to explain the name change and facepaint. Yeah, I know, "FOREIGN HEELS R LAEM", but hey, it gives the character some depth, whatever. The culture thing is secondary anyway; it's a respect/vengeance thing first and foremost.
Yoshi Tatsu - Great Muta character.
Lord Tensai - Furious about being seen as a joke, hell-bent on destroying the whole roster.
^furious, projects self-image onto others^
Talent/charisma draws. Not size.
Originally Posted by MVP
“Kevin Nash is right. Smaller guys don’t draw. I mean who would pay any money to watch itty bitty guys like Mayweather or Paquiao?"
Last edited by Smif-N-Wessun; 03-07-2013 at 11:47 AM.