Re: Thoughts on Yokozuna
Incredibly underrated and one of the greatest WWF champions of the 1990s. No I'm not kidding.
He wasn't just the "sumo guy" in roster, he was much more. Big Yoko does not get enough credit for what he gave in that ring even to this day. Every star has to have his major foil, and if you followed Yoko's career enough, you'd see just how many guys were put over in the business at the time because of him and because of the hard work he gave; everyone he wrestled he was 3 times their size but he made them look great while still looking formidable himself.
Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Lex Luger, Randy Savage, the names go on and on and he not only could hang with them; he made himself look like the monster dominator against them that he was.
His push should be a textbook example in the wrestling business of how you push a big man. He's one of the last few monsters I can think of that truly looked and felt "monster", in the same vein as Andre, Earthquake, 90s Vader and AE era Kane. You knew your Babyface opponent was going to have to pull out all the stops to beat him. RIP to him.
Die Matte Ist Heilig.