been reported that El Generico has been signed by WWE. When I heard
this at first I was happy. I've been watching this dude and putting
him in my video games for close to ten years now. Then I got bummed
out because all I could think of was him going to WWE, being used as
a spank rag, then heading back to the indies. This is the same thing
I think when any guy from ROH gets called to FCW/NXT and then WWE. I
need to cut that out seeing as how I'm wrong most of the time.
Tyler Black and Jon Moxley have appeared as two thirds of The Shield
as Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Claudio Castagnoli is now United
States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Then there's American Dragon Bryan
Danielson aka Daniel Bryan who is one half of the tag team champions.
And of course there's CM Punk who to me was the poster child for
independent wrestling. As good as he was I didn't even pretend to
predict he would be as huge as he is right now. People will say “Oh,
he's been talented for years! Of course he was gonna succeed!” He
was also considered tiny by WWE standards at the time.
being in WWE was based on just talent that roster would be flooded
with PWG, ROH men and women. Kevin Steen, El Generico's on again off
again tag team partner, would be Intercontinental Champion. Who is
the IC champ anyway? (checks internet) Wade Barrett?! Wrestler's come
in all different shapes and sizes, and being two inches and twenty
pounds lighter than me, Generico is considered small.
thing about him though is that he doesn't wrestle small if you know
what I mean. His matches with Steen and Super Dragon were very
physical. His stuff with Delirious, while funny, was super technical
at times. This guy is very well rounded and I fear him getting lost
in the shuffle.
small company's loss is WWE gain with the hiring of Generico. Even
the most jaded of fan will tune in to see him when he shows up. I
hadn't watched WWE in forever but I'll check out Daniel Bryan's
stuff. I'm dying for Kassius Ohno aka Chris Hero to show up. Jesus,
what a terrible name he got saddled with.
hope there's someone out there reading this that has no idea who some
of the people I'm naming are because they are lucky. They have hours
worth of matches from these guys that will be new to them. When they
leave their companies they always tell fans to continue supporting
them and that's good. I remember when ROH started losing guys left
and right to WWE and TNA. Other stepped up and eventually they were
hope one day I see names like Davey Richards, Adam Cole, and Michael
Elgin on WWE television. Not TNA. Good lord, not TNA. I have a whole
list of issues with that company and how those shows are produced.
That place is like a video game gone wrong. How can you have WCW,
WWF, ECW, WWE, TNA, ROH, Japan, and AAA all on one roster and manage
to be unwatchable?! How?!