Re: Leo Kruger = A modern day Skinner?
Lets hope not OP. Skinner didn't go very far in the company while it was under the name WWF then. I think Kruger has potential, but not main event potential. He needs a character that isn't in to "Big Game" hunting. That has nothing to do with wrestling. However, his creepy, stalking, dark character isn't that bad at all. He needs a much more modern, but yet classic mysterious, and dark character. One that talks about fate, legends, and death more than anything else. Kruger could say that he comes to his opponents first in their dreams, and then in the ring.
He needs a debut vignette that tells his life story. Raised by a bunch of South African Gypsies his life was much different than most alive today. The vignettes would show rituals, and traditions that most aren't used to seeing. Pit fighting with Kruger shown winning them all. However, he says that one man defeated him, and never shook his hand out of a show for respect. Kruger says that this man is currently in the WWE, and is the reason he is coming to the WWE. At the same time he can sound like this dark, soulless man, Kruger can easily jump in to a character in which he is a well spoken man, with an Ivy League education. Almost like this Jekyll/Hyde persona.
I would have him read various poems mainly by Edgar Allen Poe. Give him this classy, refined, but yet dark character. Kruger's vengeance is set on Justin Gabriel, and fellow South African. Kruger says that he knows he has been in Justin's dreams, and turning them into nightmares. Leo says that every night Gabriel sleeps with a bible at his side praying that such a demon like himself show up tapping at his door. Kruger sets himself up with a feud with former South African competitor, Justin Gabriel. Kruger needs a character with a mix of Jake The Snake, Goldust, and Mankind.