It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey
This year is the year of the Fire Monkey so I just thought this year might also be the year of Sun Wukong. Sun Wukong's story was based on a monkey's quest for enlightenment, his misadventure at the Celestial Heavens, his conflict with the Elder Gods for supposed disobedience and how his quest to find the sutras allowed him to become a god in the Chinese pantheon.
I felt like that Sun Wukong should have been the main character instead of Shujinko in Mortal Kombat Deception. It could have been cooler if Onaga the Dragon King faced off against him instead of Shujinko. The Konquest Mode of Mortal Kombat Deception might have been better off with Sun Wukong finding the scrolls and the kamidogu, claiming it was going to help him reach Nirvana. Instead, it would allow the cruel Onaga to return and reclaim power. I would have probably wanted the monkey king to be the victor against Onaga during Deception.
In Eto Ranger, the monkey character is Monk. During Monk's time in the Journey to the West episode, he did acquire Sun Wukong's powers for that episode. Well it's the monkey's time to shine after all.