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– I’m Oli Davis.
Dónde Está El Generico?
For over a decade, from 2002 to 2013, the
independent wrestling scene was ruled by one
mysterious luchador – the enigmatic El Generico.
He wrestled for PWG, Chikara, Ring of Honor,
Dragon Gate, Evolve and more – holding major
championships across multiple promotions.
But on January 9th, 2013, the man vanished
from the circuit, disappearing into legend,
never to be heard from again.
Joe.co.uk recently caught up with Sami Zayn,
who coincidentally signed with NXT on January
9th 2013, and asked if he – or any other independent
wrestlers from that time – had heard from
that most generic of luchadors; especially
because of the rumors that, at one point,
El Generico actually trained Zayn to wrestle:
“There’s a lot of parallels between my
style and his, I suppose, but I never actually
met the man.
But from what I hear I think he’s still
running an orphanage, still fighting the good
fight in Mexico.
That’s as far as I know.”
Dónde está la biblioteca, El Generico.
Dónde Está la biblioteca.
I don’t know what that means.
We might not be getting an El Generico wrestling
return any time soon…
Kurt Angle Teases Wrestling Return
…but Kurt Angle remains hopeful about his
Kurt’s big WWE return – a comeback over
a decade in the making – hasn’t yet transitioned
into an actual in-ring one, being the non-wrestling
General Manager of Raw since April.
For a couple of months between May and July,
though, it seemed WWE were building towards
a Kurt return match at Summerslam, with a
‘scandal that could ruin his career’.
But it just turned out he has an illegitimate
son, conveniently portrayed by Smackdown wrestler
But Kurt still thinks the storyline could
end up in him wrestling again.
Speaking to Fox Sports Australia, Angle revealed
that while he still hasn’t taken a physical
to be cleared to return to the ring, he is
part of WWE’s Wellness Policy.
“I haven’t taken the physical to wrestle
but the drug testing — I’m part of that…
if you’re a talent, you’re involved in
You can get drug tested at any point in time.”
This seems rather bizarre, as it’s hard
to imagine other recent WWE authority figures
like Daniel Bryan or Mick Foley being subject
to the same wrestling roster drugs tests.
Perhaps WWE are exercising extra caution with
Angle, who’s overcome a publicly documented
struggle with drug addiction in recent years,
which is one of the main reasons WWE let him
go in 2006 – which Kurt noted in the interview:
“Vince is making sure I’m in a position
where I can do this and he can rely on me.
I understand that it’s a process and I have
to wait for my turn.”
A turn, he thinks, which will be the payoff
to the scandal that could ruin him.
“I would say I will most likely wrestle…
It’s up to Vince McMahon.
I’d imagine the storyline is going to go
somewhere with Jason Jordan, so I’m just
being patient and enjoying the general manager
Jeff Hardy Injury Update
Jeff Hardy has reportedly been working injured
since July, and his right shoulder finally
gave way several weeks ago on Raw.
He underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff
earlier this week.
PWInsider have since reported that Hardy is
now expected to be out between 6 to 9 months,
meaning even at the early estimates, he’ll
most likely miss WrestleMania 34.
If only his brother had a DELIGHTFULLY successful
gimmick to fall back on.
Have the results for Hell in a Cell been leaked?
And which huge WCW show is returning to WWE?
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