I'll miss our Japanese Buzz Saw. I'm glad to say I will at least get to be there live at the TD Banknorth Garden for Tajiri's final RAW. (If he actually gets to wrestle on the show.)
Boy, they just keep leaving, don't they?
WWE, Tajiri reach agreement on release December 8, 2005
WWE and Tajiri have reached an agreement on his release. Monday Night RAW in Boston on Dec. 12, 2005, will be Tajiriís final appearance. Tajiri has decided to go back to his native Japan to work on writing a book. In addition, Tajiri plans to write news columns upon his return. WWE wishes Tajiri the best in all his future endeavors.
Wait a minute. On Monday, Tajiri appears in a scripted sketch in which he complains that he used to be a big star but WWE has totally jobbed him out. (Later, on the same show, he ... gets totally jobbed out.) On Thursday, he asks for his release. Did WWE's writers make Tajiri realize how much his career sucks?
Originally posted by DestrucityWait a minute. On Monday, Tajiri appears in a scripted sketch in which he complains that he used to be a big star but WWE has totally jobbed him out. (Later, on the same show, he ... gets totally jobbed out.) On Thursday, he asks for his release. Did WWE's writers make Tajiri realize how much his career sucks?
The fact someone named 'Destrucity' posted the above comment just makes me laugh. Career sucks...lol
Another guy who WWE has been misusing for some time now (hey, why didn't they put the exclamation-point on his teaming with Rhyno by having them defeat La Resistance for the World Tag Team Title awhile back?), and another guy who could contribute very well to any federation he decides he wants to be a part of.
After he's done taking some time off to write a book, you know I'd love to see him in TNA now that I'm going out of my way to see iMPACT! every week because of Christian.
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Originally posted by ekedolphin After he's done taking some time off to write a book, you know I'd love to see him in TNA now that I'm going out of my way to see iMPACT! every week because of Christian.
[sigh...] There goes my reason to watch RAW. Or Heat for that matter. Good luck to him, no matter where he ends up in life. He will be missed; especially by me. (Nothing like waking up and finding out your favorite wrestler is quitting. If that is a sign of how your day is going to go, I don't know what is. I think I'll go back to bed before, say, a tree falls on me or something.)
Book writing, Hmm...? I read that, and it kinda begs the question of what he possibly would be writing about. Hopefully, he doesn't burn any bridges. I don't see him doing that though. If he decides to wrestle again, and IF it is for a company in the US, I see him back in the WWE again.
p.s. Did the WWE ever put out a Japanese language biography of him? If so, has any of you W's ever read it? Thanks!
Edit: No trees, but the repair-people made our house smell like burning oil and industrial acid wash. Hooray!!
Tajiri just recently became a father as well. Not being able to see his newborn child because of travel probably played into the deicision.
Big Show: Why is he getting the Intercontinental Title shot and not me? RVD: Ahhh...maybe 'cause you're a tool. Big Show: Look. I am 7'2". I am 500 pounds. I'm a giant. RVD: Oh ok. You're a giant tool.
Plus I've heard that his wife has been unable to get a driver's license here in the US. Which obviously presents some difficulties since he's gone most of the time.
In the real world, WWE believes that no matter what our race, religious creed or ethnic background in America, we all share the common bond of being Americans. American-Arabs are a part of the fabric of America, and they should be embraced by all of us.
He's not huge, but he's bigger than most of the Japanese guys they've had and still pulls off some awesome cruiserweight moves. People got behind him, the mist is unique as far as your average WWF fan goes...
I think he's the only Japanese they could've credibly turned into the world champion. Sadly his pushes ran hot and cold, though you'll notice as soon as he came to Raw he was credibly in the main events.
He never recovered from Kane no selling the mist though...
And TNA has enough of a logjam with only an hour of TV.
I never really had a like or dislike for Tajiri. Ever since the "new" look I always thought he was a poor man's Muta. Not as bad as that one guy they had in TNA. GL Tajiri with whatever comes your way.
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I firmly believe the "shades of gray" stuff is 90% myth, simply a means of justifying the fact that they were peddling smut as a positive thing. It wasn't that there was some great creative revolution in WWF creative.