The success of Tensai's career in Japan is poles apart from that of his WWE career.
In one country, he was a major success; in the other, he occupies the lowest rungs of the company. The same career disparity has been true for a number of WWE stars.
These men found success in Japan that evaded them with WWE. Known as "gaijins" (foreigners) they wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah.
For some, a change in the culture of their audience meant the difference between being a champion and a chump.