Old Nerds like me also remember him as the inspiration for many video game characters in wrestling games, most notably Fighter Hayabusa. Ive only seen a handful of his matches thanks to the internet, but I knew who he was even as a kid and among us school yard wrestling fans, he was revered as Japans Hulk Hogan. He was also as far as I could tell a good and charitable man and I think thats important to remember as well. RIP
I like tournaments, because with the booking on Smackdown, I could see them giving it to Rey or even Chavo. I do think they are trying to move Cena away from the belt, so he can go the next level, I'd wait for WM 21 just so the fans can go happy.