Re: El Generico Signs With WWE
Punk, Bryan, Ambrose, Rollins had at least decent indie followings (Punk and Bryan obviously much bigger coming out of ROH heyday). Generico has a sizeable indie following, but I don't know about Cole and Callihan are big enough on the indies to be over for their debuts.
His gimmick is a homage, not an insult for the lolz. He's a geeky Canadian kid who grew up on lucha television and wanted to be one. Hell debut him as a huge Mysterio fan who comes out of the crowd to aid Mysterio against a beatdown.