Sami Zayn Comments On If His Friend El Generico Could Appear In WWE

El Generico and Sami Zayn were firm friends outside of WWE

Long before Sami Zayn became the face of NXT, there was an infamous ‘generic luchador’ called El Generico who put on clinics across PWG, ROH, and beyond. Generico and Zayn became firm friends, but since Zayn’s career took off we haven’t seen El Generico, with rumours saying he turned his back on wrestling to help orphans in Mexico.

However, in wrestling there’s always a chance that any wrestler could come back for one last run, but Zayn isn’t hopeful of the fans seeing Generico again, telling the Cheap Heat podcast:

"People have a fondness for the past. It's kind of normal that I get asked questions about past incarnations or past things in my career, 'will we see this again?' Some fans, and I take this as a positive because they have a lot of fondness towards my good guy days in NXT. There is a kinship there and they felt a connection to that character. I'll get messages saying, 'When are we going to get that guy back?' That guy doesn't exist anymore. If the Beatles, if they were all alive, if they came back now, you can't recapture what you had in the 60s. It would be the Beatles of today playing songs from the 60s, but it's lightning in a bottle. Everything is a product of time and place. Sometimes, you have to look at things that existed in that time and place and appreciate them for what they were and kind of wish that they wouldn't come back because if they did come back, it wouldn't be the same. Nothing is the same. It's all a product of when and where it existed.” 

Generico’s most famous feud on the independent scene was his brutal war with Kevin Steen in Ring of Honor in the early 2010s, with Generico’s last recorded match being in January 2013. Generico made several appearances for NXT before Zayn arrived in March 2013.

H/T: Fightful

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