Jackson entered the fighting game world approximately 1 year before Tony Umeda....
coincidence? Nope, I think not. TEKKEN 3 was a massively successful
game in arcades and on PS1 at the time, so Tony definitely seemed like a borrowed idea at the time.
Overlooking that fact, Tony Umeda still managed to spice up the roster of Bushido Blade 2, offering a cool / comical change of pace from the traditional samurai. Does it make sense in the time period? No, but who cares. This is a video game. From what I remember, Tony had a few
unique mannerisms... but not many.