Tajiri has slipped into glorified jobberland after a good initial run. I know he did a tour in Japan awhile ago, but things have been slipping for him for awhile now. Torrie Wilson is slowly sucking his heat away. His matches have gotten shorter and shorter. It's too bad really because he's got a good character that can be used in all sorts of situations.
So how can Tajiri be saved? Well, with no Cruiserweight Division to speak of and him being too small by WWF standards I think you really have to get him a Mikey Whipwreck. He could make a very good half to a tagteam. I would team him with Christian myself. The two of them have similar styles and I think they would playoff each other pretty well.
Then again maybe once the split happens Tajiri will see more time, or maybe the WWF just doesn't need a guy like Tajiri on it's roster.
You can't blame Torrie. The WWF stupidly jobbed him out despite the incredible heat he was getting. He came in, did a skit or two with and then was accompanied by Regal, and got over very huge. When did he stop getting heat? When they stopped putting him over anyone and cut his TV time way back. Now he seems unimportant, plus everyone has beat him despite his hot moves. Another big WWF screw-up.
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Considering he had a sympathetic GM, wouldn't it have made sense for Batista to throw Cena's words from the week before back at him and cashed in his rematch clause on that evening while Cena was knocked out?