As an indie-wrestling fan, I’ve watched a bunch of El Generico matches at Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerilla events. As many of you know, I was a big mark for Claudio Castagnoli’s indie work. With those factors in mind, it was cool watching Claudio and Generico duke it out as Antonio Cesaro and Sami Zayn on the last episode of NXT (highlight clip below). While Claudio has shown that he can be a WWE star, I’m not quite sure about Generico’s future. Part of it is that I’m used to seeing him wrestle in a mask as The Generic Luchador and it’s just weird seeing him without it. While he has strong in-ring skills and good charisma, I’m not sure if his talents mesh with WWE creative. Like Claudio, CM Punk, and Bryan Danielson, I’ll be rooting for him.
Check out the highlights of Antonio Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn below and let me know what you think of the new El Generico. Can you see him as a full fledged WWE Superstar?