In the last few weeks, I have been analyzing the controversial careers of many past and current WWE Superstars as part of my Pushed to Punished series. One name that has been suggested to me on multiple occasions over the last year or so has been Tensai, who hadn't fallen off the face of the earth until just recently.
Having had a successful run in Japan under the name Giant Bernard, fans had high hopes for Matt Bloom's WWE return in April 2012. Repackaged as Tensai, he embarked on an impressive winning streak that saw him defeat the likes of John Cena and CM Punk, among others.
WWE soon dropped the ball on his aggressive push before turning him face at the start of 2013. Even his Tons of Funk pairing with Brodus Clay had potential, but that, too, was badly botched shortly thereafter.
Now, Tensai doesn't even find himself on WWE television on a weekly basis. It is a shame given his various talents and how much promise his character showed only two short years ago.
Here, I'll break down every peak and valley in the career of Tensai in an attempt to discover where exactly he went wrong.