Lord Tensai, Brodus Clay, and Ryback: Three New WWE Superstars That Need to Fight
Three New Behemoths Need to Square Off
There are three wrestlers on the WWE roster that have recently made their return to the ring under new personas: Lord Tensai, Brodus Clay, and Ryback. These individuals, however, are not just three new characters but also three new powerhouses. All three are massive men that can intimidate the heck out of someone with just their physical appearance. Though they all have the look that it takes to be a successful wrestler, we haven’t seen enough of their true in-ring prowess. All we have seen so far from these men are squash matches against people who you know don’t stand a chance against them in the first place. Not only that, but the match only lasts a minute or two and their opponent usually doesn’t even get hardly a hit in on them. Now I understand that this is a necessary procedure to help build up these types of superstars, but after a while (a short while) fans get tired of seeing the same old match over and over, especially when they already know who’s going to win. That’s just boring redundancy. I don’t see it as good business to have three different men on the WWE roster having repeated squash matches every week much to the fans’ dismay. Still, we have three new superstars that are trying to make an impact, albeit in the same, worn out way. Odds are that only one of these three men will actually be worthy enough to climb the ladders of success within the WWE. So how do we find out which one needs to start climbing that ladder without constantly putting them up against smaller, low-card talent? Have all three men face off in a triple-threat match.
Tensai in His Entrance Attire
It’s no secret that Lord Tensai was formerly known as A-Train and Albert in the WWE years ago. Supposedly, he moved to Japan many years ago and completely immersed himself in their culture and traditions, abandoning his original American heritage. Now he has reemerged as an all new breed of warrior that represents Japanese culture (which is something we’ve not see for a while). So far Tensai has competed in one match: a squash match against Alex Riley that was less than impressive. That’s not to say it couldn’t have been impressive, it’s just that it wasn’t. Since this is an individual we are fairly familiar with, (if you’ve been watching WWE for a long time) we all know what he is capable of. He is a former Intercontinental Champion and main-eventer with awesome size and aggression. A couple of squashes are ok, but then it should be time to get down to business with this guy. It’s time to see him in a serious fight.
A Raging Funkasaurus
“The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay has brought a much-needed element of fun to the WWE in recent weeks. The WWE Universe has always liked superstars that have a hip, oftentimes over the top persona Stars such as The Godfather and Rikishi revolutionized this gimmick and Brodus Clay is the first to do so in the many years since the former superstars left the company. As for the new fans in the WWE Universe, I know Brodus' personality comes off a bit ridiculous but it's all in good fun and entertainment. What matters is that Brodus delivers in the ring and is recognized as an unstoppable force capable of stunning power moves and ruthless aggression. So far, that is all Brodus has displayed. Though he still has a long way to go to master his in-ring craft, he is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. The problem with all this is that Brodus does more dancing and silliness than actual wrestling. His matches are quick and are always against low-card talents (such as Heath Slater and Curt Hawkins). Like I said before, a couple of squash matches are ok, but that's all we've seen from Brodus since his debut a few months back. The dancing and fun is fine, but there needs to be a lot more bone-jarring action with big Brodus. He needs to have better competition and to be invloved in some sort of storyline. It would make things more interesting and satisfactory for fans.
The Intense Ryback
Ryback is the most recent WWE return, appearing on Friday Night Smackdown and making mincemeat out of a jobber named Barry Stevens in another less than impressive match. It's not that Ryback's moves weren't impressive, it was the duration of the match and the unknown, irrelevant talent he squared off against. Hornswoggle could probably defeat Barry Stevens, so Ryback's victory just didn't really accomplish anything.
Before making his recent return, Ryback was known as Skip Sheffield, the powerhouse of the infamous Nexus stable. Even then he looked pretty solid in his intensity and ability to perform devastating maneuvers. Still, we never got a match out of him to really show off those skills and build character. Now he's back and on his own, which is for the best. Ryback needs to have a couple more squash matches, maybe against JTG or Justin Gabriel, then get down to business. Just like the others, Ryback needs good competition and a storyline.
Not one of these three men is championship worthy right now and they have a ways to go before getting there. Still, they have potential and I'd like to see that potential. Like I said before, however, it's likely that only one of these men will achieve great success in WWE. So I say let's get these guys rivaling with one another, making a storyline out of it, and put them in a triple-threat match at an upcoming pay-per-view (maybe Extreme Rulez). The victor of the triple-threat match, now establishing his dominance as the best new big guy, could then move up the food chain and challenge for one of the mid-card belts. As for the other two, let them keep working on their craft, maybe continuing to rival one another, and see what happens. As a fan I know I'd love to see three unstoppable monsters in the ring together. It would be a trainwreck of a match with high intensity, high impact, and high stakes.