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#1 Posted on 9.1.13 1121.20
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http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_67744.shtml If true this is a great signing as he is a great kid friendly character and a awesome wrestler who will sell a ton of merch. In other words he is everything Sin Cara isn't.
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#2 Posted on 9.1.13 1124.30
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He makes a serious addition to their hey-kids division with Kofi, Clay, Santino, Car Stereo, and Ryder.
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#3 Posted on 9.1.13 1234.41
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But will WWE let him be El Generico?
I can imagine Vince/management saying a tall white guy has no business wearing a mask, let alone claiming to be from Mexico.

They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.

If it's true, good for him. I hope he succeeds. But I feel it won't be easy. See also; Scotty Goldman.

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#4 Posted on 9.1.13 1252.10
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    Originally posted by dMp


    They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.




I'm predicting Bobby Generic. "And it's pronounced GEN-uh-rick."

(Bonus points to those who get the reference.)
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#5 Posted on 9.1.13 1320.39
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    Originally posted by PWInsider
    I am told it's a Triple H move and that there will be a lot more signings to come, as long as those the company are interested in can pass the necessary medical exams.


    Originally posted by CRZ
    Also, I don't think you can just casually throw out "Vince/Hunter" as if they're the same person. I think over the past year we've seen quite a differentiation between what Vince believes and some of what Paul's been slowly introducing as he is able.
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#6 Posted on 9.1.13 1329.59
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Even if it is a Triple H signing, there's still a good chance that he'd be repackaged, although I'm not sure they'd do anything as drastic as completely redesigning him. More likely, they'll want to do something with him that the company can own the trademark on.
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#7 Posted on 9.1.13 1336.52
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    Originally posted by dMp
    They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.



Elgen Erico.
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#8 Posted on 9.1.13 1346.11
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Ha, I read this thread subject as "WWE reportedly signs El Gigante".

The name may change, but I can see them keeping the persona. It has a goofiness to it that I think will work in the mainstream WWE too.
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#9 Posted on 9.1.13 1400.05
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by PWInsider
      I am told it's a Triple H move and that there will be a lot more signings to come, as long as those the company are interested in can pass the necessary medical exams.


      Originally posted by CRZ
      Also, I don't think you can just casually throw out "Vince/Hunter" as if they're the same person. I think over the past year we've seen quite a differentiation between what Vince believes and some of what Paul's been slowly introducing as he is able.

I believe it was Meltzer that wrote that a lot of ROH wrestlers contracts were up and they had sent out feelers to the WWE and TNA so I'm sure pwinsider is right that there will be more signings. I think this is a great signing as El Generico is a great all around performer.
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#10 Posted on 9.1.13 1416.00
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    Originally posted by graves9
    I believe it was Meltzer that wrote that a lot of ROH wrestlers contracts were up and they had sent out feelers to the WWE and TNA so I'm sure pwinsider is right that there will be more signings.


And that's on top of the rumors about Shelton Benjamin, MVP, and John Morrison all coming back. Could make for a fun Rumble. Though more with the old WWE names than non-Shelton indy guys; they aren't going to debut, like, Alex Shelley in the Royal Rumble.
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#11 Posted on 9.1.13 1450.45
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by dMp


      They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.




    I'm predicting Bobby Generic. "And it's pronounced GEN-uh-rick."

    (Bonus points to those who get the reference.)


"Nor-MAAN Smi-LAAY".

It'd be nice if they let him keep his current character, but you know Vince will want perpetual copyright on the character if he joins as El Generico.

So this may all be a "mute" point. (And I laughed when I read that, thinking, "Somebody actually got paid for writing that.")

Shelton, MVP and Morrison returning, I could really get behind.

(edited by ekedolphin on 9.1.13 1551)
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#12 Posted on 9.1.13 1455.53
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by dMp


      They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.




    I'm predicting Bobby Generic. "And it's pronounced GEN-uh-rick."

    (Bonus points to those who get the reference.)


Only if he gets a female manager with the catchphrase "gee golly, dontcha' know".

(Side note, I discovered said show was on Netflix Streaming.)
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#13 Posted on 9.1.13 1518.55
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Awesome news! Great signing, Trips!
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#14 Posted on 9.1.13 1535.56
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    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
      Originally posted by Hokienautic
        Originally posted by dMp


        They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.




      I'm predicting Bobby Generic. "And it's pronounced GEN-uh-rick."

      (Bonus points to those who get the reference.)


    Only if he gets a female manager with the catchphrase "gee golly, dontcha' know".

    (Side note, I discovered said show was on Netflix Streaming.)


Ding ding ding! Howie Mandel's "little Bobby" character got a short-lived animated series where we discovered the family's last name was Generic. And that would be a GREAT catchphrase!
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#15 Posted on 9.1.13 1611.39
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    Originally posted by Observer
    Adam Cole and Sami Callihan both have WWE tryouts scheduled between now and the end of the month.
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#16 Posted on 9.1.13 1612.20
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by wannaberockstar
        Originally posted by Hokienautic
          Originally posted by dMp


          They'll repackage him and call him Eric Generic (if he's lucky) and his charm is gone. He won't be allowed to wrestle his current style either.




        I'm predicting Bobby Generic. "And it's pronounced GEN-uh-rick."

        (Bonus points to those who get the reference.)


      Only if he gets a female manager with the catchphrase "gee golly, dontcha' know".

      (Side note, I discovered said show was on Netflix Streaming.)


    Ding ding ding! Howie Mandel's "little Bobby" character got a short-lived animated series where we discovered the family's last name was Generic. And that would be a GREAT catchphrase!


What an interesting way to describe Bobby's World.
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#17 Posted on 9.1.13 1623.47
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    Originally posted by AlbySure

    What an interesting way to describe Bobby's World.

Yeah, there were 80 episodes of Bobby's World made over 8 seasons.
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#18 Posted on 9.1.13 1804.21
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It sounds great because everyone is excited, but I know nothing about him. What exactly is this guy all about?

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#19 Posted on 9.1.13 1806.15
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by Observer
      Adam Cole and Sami Callihan both have WWE tryouts scheduled between now and the end of the month.


This weekend's PWG show should be fun. El Generico was supposed to team with Kevin Steen, but is supposedly injured.
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#20 Posted on 9.1.13 2136.44
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    It sounds great because everyone is excited, but I know nothing about him. What exactly is this guy all about?



I give you...When We Were Marks, by our very own Llakor.

http://the-w.com/when-we-were-marks-that-rudolph-moment
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