Eh, Tien wouldn't make it as a Saiyan, Goku would still hand him his ass.
Anywho, I'm not sure who would be good as Tien but whoever it is needs to be kind of buff & a good actor who looks badass.
Ten Shin Han kicked Goku's ass in the tournament and won the title on his face... Had he been and extraterrestrial with extra genetic capabilities like Goku or Piccolo, there is no way of tellin how far he could get...Eh, Tien wouldn't make it as a Saiyan, Goku would still hand him his ass.
I think it was stated somewhere that Tien is from an extinct race, so he's not human. At least I think that's the case.
Thanks for clarifying, Dedpool. I'm only a bit familiar with Journey to the West (I read a novelization of it a long time ago) but I'm not too familiar with the characters' Chinese names. Was Erlang Shen the river demon?
Sure he would. He owned Goku throughout most of Dragon Ball.