Originally Posted by enlightenedone9
Am I the only one interested in a WWE with independent stars and WWE type guys on a more even playing field?
You sir, are not alone.
In regards to El Generico specifically, here's the best reasoning I've heard for a possible gimmick change in the WWE.
From 411mania.com's Sean Kelly:
"He probably won't be called El Generico. WWE likes to own the trademarks associated with their talent. Unless Generico signed over his name and all associated elements (mask design, etc.) then I would expect him to debut under a different name. In fact, I'd be surprised if he debuted with any sort of Mexican gimmick. Remember – WWE is a publicly traded company and is much more risk adverse than in years past. I'm sure they're having discussions right now on whether a Canadian portraying (and perhaps even mocking) Mexican culture is something they want to roll the dice with. WWE treasures its Latino market, and I'd be very surprised if they would risk alienating them for El Generico."
While I tend to see Generico's gimmick as an homage to luchadors and not directly mocking them, I can see this being a viable argument.