Matt Bloom, who works as Tensai in WWE, caused a stir with a video he posted on his Tout account late Monday night. In the video, while traveling with his manager Sakamoto, Tensai said it is "very, very dangerous to drive with a Japanese person." He then slapped Sakamoto while he was driving and told him "to open his eyes" as they traveled to Smackdown in Indianapolis.
The remark was meant to enhance his storyline in demeaning Sakamoto. Once the video was removed, WWE issued the following statement:
"While in character, Lord Tensai (Matt Bloom) clearly took his storyline too far and he will be reprimanded for his inappropriate comments.”
While the Tout has been deleted, Tensai's Tweets regarding the matter are embedded below:
Bloom even Tweeted former WWE star Taka Michinoku who trained Sakamoto:
">@takam777 Bro, you taught Sakemoto how to work. You should teach him how to drive next.
— Matthew Bloom (@GiantBernard) July 31, 2012