It looks like Lord Tensai, now known simply as Tensai, has been deemed "a flop" by WWE officialswhen he did not impress anyone backstage after his victory against John Cena on the April 16 edition of Raw. Creative had plans to book Tensai in a feud with Cena, with a match happening at Over The Limit. This was not the case, as they gave the push to The Big Show, who interfered in a match between John Cena and John Laurinaitis.
It has been discussed internally to scrap the Tensai and John Laurinaitis vs. John Cena feud, which was expected to carry into the summer months. Tensai, who has yet to lose on WWE TV, suffered his first loss in front of a WWE crowd after Raw went off the air Monday. He was pinned by John Cena.
It looks like Tensai will continue to stay on WWE Superstars and work there before a possible repackaging. Officials are noting that he is not connecting whatsoever to the crowd, and that no progression has been made since his return. He has already lost the robe and mask, and has been seen with a more aggressive attitude before his matches.
We will continue to watch this story unfold in the coming weeks.
Called it! He needs to go back to Japan.