WWE Starting a Much Needed Change in Tensai Character
When I watched WWE Raw last Monday to see Tensai, formerly known as Albert in an earlier WWE tenure, I was happy.
Happy not only because the Tensai character was becoming stale, but because they were bringing back his old character "Hip Hop Hippo."
This was a gimmick that began when Albert teamed with Scotty 2 Hotty in late 2001 to early 2002—before a loss for the Tag Team Championships caused a split.
Considering that it seems Brodus Clay is nudging Tensai to dance more, it could be the start of a new tag team in WWE.
With the break-up of Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow, as well as the eventual split many expect between Daniel Bryan and Kane, this could help add a new dimension in the tag team division.
Both Clay and Tensai stand at 6'7" and tip the scales at a combined weight of about 735 pounds. This would not only be an entertaining tag team, but an effective one in size and power.
Considering both stars have only been on the decline in recent months, it makes sense to put them together to keep them relevant on television.
Clay's Funkasaurus gimmick began in January 2012 after weeks of his Raw debut being delayed by authority figure John Laurinaitis. For months, Clay was the winner of several squash matches before his undefeated run ended in June 2012 at the hands of the Big Show.
While Tensai's debut was three months after Clay in April, the former Albert was on a winning streak that ended in June in a match with John Cena.
Both men have not been the same since their losses and both need a boost to their careers.
This could be the start of a very popular team, depending on how the audience accepts the new dancing duo. It would definitely catch the attention of the younger viewers.
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