Not really related, but I find this interesting. Some people always complain about WWE giving guys stereotype chars, or having them team up with fellow countrymen..
And then all I read in the above is 'he should team up with Suzuki. He should be his bodyguard, He should team up with Tajiri' Yeah..that would be new and refreshing
I don't really have a point here But it's something I noticed before and I wanted to say it at least once..
Now for Sakoda. Too bad. I liked his look (somehow he seemed like a tough guy to me) but he never really did much. Might as well release him instead of wasting his and their time! Akio could/should be used a lot more. He bumps well, has great moves and looks generic enough to be your random CW opponent for the week ;)
Originally posted by The Vile1This is really, really stupid considering the shortage WWE has of legitimate tag teams and cruiserweights. No wonder both divisions are in the toilet since they keep firing all their potential wrestlers or don't give them any significant TV time. What a joke. And Billy Gunn and Hardcore Holly still work for WWE.
This is why I almost get upset when I hear guys like Akio (Jimmy Yang in WCW), Ultimo Dragon, or Sakoda sign with WWE since they will do absolutely nothing and get used poorly. Did anything ever come out of that stupid Yakuza stable idea?
Sakoda's release will have no effect on the cruiserweight division whatsoever, not least because he isn't a cruiserweight.
He's not billed as one, but he's at the right weight for it.
Fair enough, so WWE were exaggerating his weight in typical wrestling fashion?
I haven't looked at a PWI in many years. But I used to love Matt Brock's columns as a kid. I was not surprised but somewhat deflated when in an email from former writer Ed Emelett (may be misspelling his name)