Other than Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan and maybe Tajiri, it seems cruiserweights who excel elsewhere around the world flop big time in WWE. Ultimo Dragon, Mistico, Kushida, Ricochet, Kidman, Low Ki, etc. were considered among the best in the business while in other promotions but bombed in WWE. Is it failure to adapt to “WWE style”, failure to learn English or something else?
With Ricochet it’s definitely failure to learn English but otherwise, it’s that Vince doesn’t see them as stars and so they got slotted in where they do.