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Yokozuna's Cageside Evaluation

His name is Yokozuna and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former WWE Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Agile - This would be the word of the day. Billed at 580 lbs this big man was surprisingly swift on his feet. It was common in a match to see Yoko pull off a superkick.
  2. Monster Heel - With massive physical presence and charisma, Yoko was always a true threat in the ring to take down your heroes.
  3. Banzai Drop - Probably one of the worst moves to take in wrestling. Yoko yelling "Banzai!!!" was a nice touch before dropping the hammer.
  4. Mr. Fuji - He was the mouthpiece to help get Yoko over, and thrower of salt on many occasions.
  5. Feuds - Had some solid competition during his peak run; Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, and The Undertaker.

Best comment comes via BrassCitySaint:

"Outstanding super heavyweight. Yoko was a great monster heel, and so much of that had to do with not only his size, but what he could do with it. Normally a guy as big as, say, Haystacks Calhoun, would not be leaving his feet for leg drops or throwing superkicks. Yokozuna was not only massive, he was a criminally underrated worker on top of it. That made him all the scarier."


What you loathed:

  1. Weight - At first, it helped Yoko as a main-event attraction, but over time it got out of control, and eventually slowed the big man down in the ring.
  2. R.I.P. - Weight also contributed to his early passing at only 34 years old.
  3. Booking - Basically once he became champion, booking was inconsistent, at best. He didn't last long in the main-event and found his way to the mid-card as the years went on.
  4. Cliché Gimmick - Typical narrow-minded character building from Creative.
  5. Face Turn - Eventually he was turned face, and it just didn't work, some characters are heel through and through.

Best comment comes via ReverendKain:

"Eventually his fat eclipsed his agility."

On to the poll! With 144 votes, Yokozuna's average score is 3.7

Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back Sunday to recap with updated poll scores and the best comments of the week.

Until then!

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