Possible angle for Tensai?
I can't say that I particularly enjoy all of his work recently, but I did think that his build was ok, a bit cheesy, but not bad. I don't mind vignettes because they're creative. However, it's no secret that the WWE screwed him up royally. However, I thought of something that could actually revamp his character a bit. Allow me to indulge you. In the recent weeks we have wondered who Damien Sandow was going to pick as his apprentice. Plenty of names have, and were suggested. Many of us had great ideas, and I like countless others feel as though Judas Devlin would likely be this "apprentice".
Now, even with Cody back that doesn't mean Sandow still isn't looking for an "apprentice". Miz made it a point to stir up some drama with Rhodes Scholars, and I think that this will eventually lead to this "apprentice" being Tensai. I say this because in Japanese Tensai means "genius",or "prodigy" depending on who you ask. However, with that being said I think he would actually be the perfect "apprentice" for Sandow, and even serve as a means of protection as well. This provides him with a chance at a character, as opposed to this brawler from Japan.
Give him a pair of glasses, and allow him to speak as if he is lecturing similar to Sandow's way of speaking. Make the man sound like a genius, and give him the script to do so. Damien could say that Tensai's level of genius is nearly unmatched in the common world. Allow the creative team to make up accomplishments of when he was a child. Sandow says we just see the beast, while he saw the beauty of Tensai's genius mind. Right now there really is nothing to the character of Tensai, and I think this is a no brainer, no pun intended.