10 Biggest Busts In WWE History

10. Kenzo Suzuki

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48889108936@N01/3708251http://www.flickr.com/photos/48889108936@N01/3708251During the "lost period" when Smackdown was its own brand and was clearly treated as the B-show, WWE debuted a number of characters who fans would rather forget. Among these was Kenzo Suzuki who debuted in 2004 and became one of the biggest busts in recent memory. The original idea for the Suzuki character was for him to be named "Hirohito" and wage war against all the American wrestlers at the time. This was the reason that Canadian wrestlers such as Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho started to be announced as hailing from American cities instead of Canadian ones, because Vince McMahon didn't think fans would cheer Canadians against the evil Japanese. The main problem with this gimmick however was the name itself. The name "Hirohito" refers to the Japanese emperor during World War II, you know, the war that killed over 70 million people and defined a generation of people? This would be the same as some American wrestling in Japan and calling himself "George Washington" while spouting anti-Japanese nonsense. It was completely stupid and thankfully killed before the character debuted on television. http://youtu.be/_rcZRZud7SY?t=28s As for Suzuki, he debuted to very little fanfare and was immediately put into a feud with an over-the-hill Billy Gunn. He defeated Gunn at WWE's first version of the Great American Bash, one of the worst pay-per-views of all time. He went on the capture the tag titles with the underachieving Rene Dupree before being drafted to the Raw roster in June 2005. He was released though before ever appearing on Monday night television.
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