Originally Posted by Viperfish
Why would they do this? It makes no sense at all. Matt Bloom stopped wrestling as A-Train back in 2004. Only a small minority of the fans (in attendence - obviously more people on the internet would get this) would actually respond to that comment because none of the younger people would have even known about A-Train. It was 8 years ago. They can leave it in the past.
Tensai doesn't need to come out here and talk about why he is Tensai and not A-Train. Why the hell would a wrestler, in a completely new gimmick, come out and then have to explain their reasons for it? He wrestled in Japan for years, as we all know, and as the commentators have mentioned, and he was a huge force there, hence the name 'Lord Tensai'. 'Tensai' being 'natural disaster' if I remember the commentators correctly when they mentioned it.
Also why does it seem like the kind of thing Punk would do? It would just completely ruin the Tensai gimmick because more fans would chant A-Train or Albert. There is no need for a wrestler to reference the past gimmicks.