krayzie Bone wrote:Once they took his mask off and they changed his name, El Generico is pretty much no more. Even if they give him a push, they killed one of the best personas in the history of independent wrestling. I'm glad that him and other recruited Indy wrestlers can finally make decent money but as a die hard Indy fan I will never support WWE, I refuse to watch and have boycotted WWE for years now.
These days its almost like WWE is on a mission to take the best workers out of Indy scene. On one hand its cool that finally WWE recognizes the real talent, on the other hand it fucks over Indy wrestling. The good thing about Indies thou is that no matter how many wrestlers will leave, just as many will come. There are always gonna be awesome wrestlers on the Indy scene.
At first I questioned taking the mask off, but thinking about it more, I this will work out best in the long-term. El Generico would be very limited as the quirky, naive character in the WWE, and ultimately would've be a mid-carder used for comedic relief (ex: Eugene, Santino). Without the mask, Zayn can speak intelligently, break out multiple languages, and will have much more storyline flexibility. His matches with Cesaro have been phenomenal, and I don't mind his "demotion" in feuding with Zayn if it allows both of them to show off what they're truly capable of.