Originally Posted by adamclark52
This is actually the second time they've done that to the poor guy. I remember around the end of the Invasion they teamed him up with Scotty II Hotty and started calling him the "Hip-Hop Hippo". And it lasted until Wrestlemania X8.
Yeah and it absolutely sucked then to. Of course anything with Scotty 2 Hotty sucked. The only reason he got over was because everyone loved Rikishi so much and he was buddies with him on screen. Same goes for Lawler's kid.
Albert should've never been brought back with the whole Japanese gimmick. If he was actually Japanese and not fat, bald and white it could've worked. They should've just brought him back as A-Trian which was the best of all his characters from his first run in the WWE. They could've still acknowledged his time in Japan and tweaked his character a little to incorporate what he learned during his time there. The "Albert" chants wouldn't have been an issue and possibly never would've happened in the first place.
It doesn't matter anymore now since he fucked himself over when he sandbagged Ryback a few months ago when he went all dead weight and didn't give him any help when Ryback was trying to get him up for his finisher. That's why he's back to doing comedy again.