EL GENERICO NEWS

Sami Zayn on Message to Kids, Fully Invested in NXT

NXT superstar Sami Zayn talks about speaking to kids at the WWE “Be a Star” rally in Orlando where he and others talked about bullying prevention, waiting him time to be called up to the WWE main roster, being a part of NXT, the pressure on his match against Cesaro at the “Arrival” event which was the first live broadcast on the WWE Network, the feedback he has received from...
Via Between The Ropes
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

**BREAKING** NXT NEWS: Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville Dark Match Leaked Online

WWE has been on tour of Europe for the past week, and it decided to honor its loyal English fans with a little treat prior to the “Main Event” tapings on Tuesday. Popular NXT Superstar Sami Zayn, known in the past for his El Generico gimmick, took on the UK’s-own Adrian Neville in a dark match prior to the show. Neville is the current NXT Champion. Fortunately, for many NXT...
Via Wrestling News Depot
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sami Zayn (AKA El Generico) Comments on Los Matadores Using His Infamous “OLE!” Chant

Sami Zayn, formerly known as El Generico on in Indy scene, took to Twitter last night to comment on the phrase most wrestling fans tie to him, “Ole!”, being used by Los Matadores now.  Zayn told fans not to be upset over the WWE allowing the new tag team to use the phrase and told fans to “chant whatever you want.”  He tweeted: “Not to worry people, you are free to cheer...
Via Wrestlechat.net
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

More On El Generico’s WWE Future + WWE Payback PPV

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – According to sources, Sami Zayn (aka El Generico) has been told to slow down and not do so many high spots after his first few matches in WWE’s NXT developmental territory. As we reported earlier here on the website, the early feedback on him is that he is really good, very intelligent and can cut a great promo. The fear is...
Via WZR Online
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstage News: El Generico Told To ‘Tone It Down’

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Here is the latest on the former El Generico, who now goes by Sami Sayn in WWE NXT. The general feeling on Sayn is that he cuts good promos, is intelligent and is good in the ring. With that being said, he has also been told to tone down the amount of high spots he does in a match and to slow down the pace of his bouts. He has not been told...
Via WZR Online
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Sami Zayn (El Generico) Told to “Limit the High Spots” in His Matches by WWE Officials

Credit – Wrestling Observer WWE officials in developmental have told Sami Zayn, the former El Generico, to slow down and not do so many high spots. The feeling is that he’s really good, very intelligent and does good promos. Officials like the spots he does but don’t want him to do so many in one match.
Via Wrestlechat.net
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Reason Why Booker T Had to Get Surgery, El Generico Told to Do Less High Spots

- SmackDown General Manager Booker T is currently out of action after having elbow surgery that we noted last week. Booker suffered a torn triceps and had to have the surgery after getting an elbow infection. Because of his absence, the feud with Teddy Long has been put on hold. The injury was described as a freak injury and not ring related. He's expected back on TV around the...
Via Ring Side News
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstage News on Sami Zayn the Former El Generico In NXT, Update on Booker T’s Injury

- SmackDown General Manager Booker T is currently out of action after having elbow surgery that we noted last week. Booker suffered a torn triceps and had to have the surgery after getting an elbow infection. Because of his absence, the feud with Teddy Long has been put on hold. The injury was described as a freak injury and not ring related. He’s expected back on TV around the...
Via cheap-heat
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

If The Shield Adds a Fourth Member, Could It Be Sami Zayn (El Generico)?

Over the past several weeks there has been speculation that WWE could possibly be adding fourth member to The Shield group. Recently one of NXT’s top wrestlers replied to an earlier tweet from Seth Rollins saying that he “believes in the Shield”. Rollins wrote the following message on Tuesday: “Tearing down that wall. Brick by brick by brick. We don’t need no thought control...
Via Wrestlechat.net
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

El Generico Possibly Fourth Member of The Shield?

Over the past several weeks there has been speculation that WWE could possibly be adding fourth member to The Shield group. Recently one of NXT's top wrestlers replied to an earlier tweet from Seth Rollins saying that he "believes in the Shield". Rollins wrote the following message on Tuesday: "Tearing down that wall. Brick by brick by brick. We don't need...
Via Ring Side News
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Reportedly Forces El Generico Fan to Change His Seats at Monday’s RAW

- At Monday’s RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, a fan reportedly held up a “RAW Is Generico” sign and was moved by security, taken from his paid seat to the opposite side of the arena and a seat filler took his seat at ringside. The fan asked security why he was being moved and was told the people running the show didn’t want him sitting there because of his sign. The...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Fans Removed From RAW Ringside Seats for Holding El Generico & Ring of Honor Signs

Credit – Wrestling Observer At Monday’s RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, a fan reportedly held up a “RAW Is Generico” sign and was moved by security, taken from his paid seat to the opposite side of the arena and a seat filler took his seat at ringside. The fan asked security why he was being moved and was told the people running the show didn’t want him sitting there...
Via Wrestlechat.net
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Reportedly Forces El Generico Fan to Change Seats at RAW

- At Monday’s RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, a fan reportedly held up a “RAW Is Generico” sign and was moved by security, taken from his paid seat to the opposite side of the arena and a seat filler took his seat at ringside. The fan asked security why he was being moved and was told the people running the show didn’t want him sitting there because of his sign.The fan...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Reportedly Forces El Generico Fan to Change His Seats at Monday's RAW

- At Monday's RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, a fan reportedly held up a "RAW Is Generico" sign and was moved by security, taken from his paid seat to the opposite side of the arena and a seat filler took his seat at ringside. The fan asked security why he was being moved and was told the people running the show didn't want him sitting there because of his...
Via Ring Side News
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lesnar Lives In A Compound? Generico’s Match Stopped, The Shield Are Ready, and Steph Responds To Dixie

Brock Lesnar hates people? El Generico busted open, The Shield Fight Network interview, and Stephanie thanks Dixie Carter.
Via Wrestling Truth
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WrestleMania Surprises Planned + El Generico Joins Twitter

– Word is that WWE is planning surprises for WrestleMania, with several ideas for turns being talked about. – NOTE: WZR Radio will be doing a LIVE WrestleMania 29 special this Saturday night at 6EST. Look for the live chatroom and media links around 5EST on Saturday. We’ll be giving our WrestleMania 29 predictions, talking the Hall of Fame, AXXESS and anything and everything...
Via WZR Online
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Possible Feud for John Cena, Post-WM Plans for AJ Lee’s Group, El Generico Update, WWE & Make-A-Wish

- The former El Generico is now using the name Sami Zayn in WWE NXT. He has a new Twitter account at @iLikeSamiZayn and tweeted the following early this morning: “Twitter eh? Since I have never ever been on Twitter before, I @hope I’m doing this #right. Hashtag new #to Twitter, hashtag figuring #it out” - WWE and the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be bringing 38 children to WrestleMania...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

El Generico Gets New WWE NXT Ring Name – Details

Former ROH and independent wrestling star El Generico is now working in WWE NXT under the name ring name of Sammy Sane. He has also dropped the mask gimmick as we reported earlier. Generico used the name at the NXT tapings Thursday night, where he beat Briley Pierce in a dark match.
Via WZR Online
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rock Talks His Busy Schedule, Generico’s New Ring Name, More

- Antonio Cesaro is currently in the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website. - The story we covered about Chris Masters saving his mother earlier this week has been picked up by several mainstream outlets including TMZ and WWE’s website. - The dark match before last night’s WWE NXT tapings saw the former El Generico defeat Briley Pierce with a Yaluza Kick. The former Generico...
Via Wrestle Scoop
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rock Talks His Busy Schedule, Generico’s New Ring Name, More

- Antonio Cesaro is currently in the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website.- The story we covered about Chris Masters saving his mother earlier this week has been picked up by several mainstream outlets including TMZ and WWE’s website.- The dark match before last night’s WWE NXT tapings saw the former El Generico defeat Briley Pierce with a Yaluza Kick. The former Generico is...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rock Talks His Busy Schedule, Generico’s New WWE Ring Name Revealed, More

- Antonio Cesaro is currently in the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website. - The story we covered about Chris Masters saving his mother earlier this week has been picked up by several mainstream outlets including TMZ and WWE’s website. - The dark match before last night’s WWE NXT tapings saw the former El Generico defeat Briley Pierce with a Yaluza Kick. The former Generico...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

El Generico Now Named Sammy Sane, Rock Comments on His Busy Schedule, More

- Antonio Cesaro is currently in the Superstar Spotlight on WWE's website. - The story we covered about Chris Masters saving his mother earlier this week has been picked up by several mainstream outlets including TMZ and WWE's website. - The dark match before last night's WWE NXT tapings saw the former El Generico defeat Briley Pierce with a Yaluza Kick. The former...
Via Ring Side News
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

CM Punk Pulled from Weekend Events, El Generico Teams with Ohno, More

- Mason Ryan continues to work NXT live events. He defeated Dante Dash at Friday night’s event in Immokalee, Florida. - El Generico, still without his mask, also worked last night’s show in Immokalee. He teamed with Kassius Ohno. They lost to Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt when Wyatt pinned Ohno. - WWE Superstar Damien Sandow also appeared at Friday night’s NXT live event. He talked...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

CM Punk Pulled from Events, El Generico Teams with Ohno, More

- Mason Ryan continues to work NXT live events. He defeated Dante Dash at Friday night's event in Immokalee, Florida. - El Generico, still without his mask, also worked last night's show in Immokalee. He teamed with Kassius Ohno. They lost to Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt when Wyatt pinned Ohno. - WWE Superstar Damien Sandow also appeared at Friday night's NXT live event...
Via Ring Side News
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan Notes: El Generico Unmasked At NXT Video, Batista Movie

– After weeks of rumors, Batista has officially been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy. THR reports that Batista will play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Studios’ big-budget franchise starter. Drax was originally a human named Arthur Douglas whose family was attacked and killed by Thanos. Kronos then took Arthur’s spirit and placed it in a new superpowered body, recreating him...
Via WZR Online
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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