Originally Posted by joeisgonnakillyou
Face paint = character? Okada was nothing but a generic jobber in TNA, now look at him on NJPW.
KENTA stands out at the first minute you realize he's going to kick your ass and make you tap like a bitch, no matter how big you are.
Something new that breaks the big fuck squashes shit angle, you can build him up as a submission specialist like Gracie. The yellow and brown attire is dead, please tell me you didn't just watch one or two matches from him in ROH and made your entire argument there.
This gimmicky shit is over, less in more.
Face paint is having a character. Exactly, Okada was nothing but a generic jobber in TNA and they were booking him exactly the same as what you're proposing from KENTA, The guy from Japan who can beat everyone's ass. Yes it didn't get over. His wrestling style didn't resonate with the fans.
Besides the guy in that pic wasn't Okada, That was Kiyoshi
KENTA has nothing in him that says he can kick your ass and make you tap, He has no charisma or look to make you actually believe that like the likes of say a Benoit did.
Again build him like a submission specialist like Royce Gracie. Eventually he's going to have to speak and show some character, some personality to get over, and that's where he will fail.
Gimmicks may be over, but personality isn't. A guy from Japan, who screams bland, isn't just going to get over because he's a good wrestler.