Ever since, Lord Tensai debuted, Yoshi Tatsu has taken to Twitter to either rally for a match up against the monster or to urge for a gimmick change from WWE Creative. In short, the tone of most of Tatsu’s tweets can basically be described as a feeling that the Lord Tensai character is a little disrespectful. With that in mind, in a heads up one on one match up between Tatsu and Tensai it’s hard to believe that Tatsu even stands a chance. In fact, Tatsu was Tensai’s second ever squash during his WWE return run. With Tensai now slowly gaining noteriety as a major heel on Monday Night RAW, I believe now would be a good time to re examine this slight rivalry between Tensai and Tatsu.
If you think about it, Tatsu is the perfect foil not for Lord Tensai, but for Sakamoto. Lord Tensai is much too large of an athlete to be a believable rival to Yoshi Tatsu. However, Tensai does have his own henchman (a “Geishi” Sakamoto) that is around Tatsu’s size. Also, with Tensai being a premiere heel, Tatsu being an almost jobber, and Sakamoto being part of the new batch of FCW wrestlers moving up to the main roster, they just make the perfect match in terms of WWE echelon.
If it were up to me, I would have Tensai continuously attack Cena, then one week have Tatsu make the save. Then have Tatsu cut a promo about how he “dislikes” Tensai. Have a backstage segment, where Sakamoto tells Tensai not even to worry about Tatsu, he’ll wrestle him for his “Lord”. Then they will have a Tatsu vs Sakamoto side feud, in conjunction with the Cena vs Tensai feud.