[size=xx-small]The comic is irrelevant except it made me laugh and is based around the center of this thread.[/size] El Generico recently signed a WWE contract and has worked dark matches both masked and shockingly unmasked, this has caused a very interesting issues within this forum. These are mainly based upon him losing his persona which he's crafted and was natural to him, which judging by his tag match with Ohno against members of the Wyatt family is still present. He's still the lovable goofy under dog masked or not, the persona of Generico is there just in separate packaging. [size=xx-small]If you haven't seen it please watch it before you comment on how his character has been butchered. [/size] Now the look which made him unique and I'm sure you'll say a positive aspect that's been taken away from him, whilst this can be interpreted as true it also opens up a lot of possibilities for the future. Under the mask even with independent freedom Generico had 3 roles : the comedic babyface, the darker babyface and the grumpy veteran in PWG. Now without the mask he can still portray these roles but it's open to others as he can express himself using his facial expressions, a trait many will argue is criminally underused. I agree I'd have liked the Generico persona to have stayed however him going through a gimmick change isn't an issue as he'll be performing as a very similar comedic babyface to the tole masked or not whilst allowing him an opportunity to branch out into other roles which would be limited without the mask. Questions... How do you feel about Generico's WWE name change into Sammy Sane? If it's an issue for you, why is it so? Why does is it so important to keep the indie personas when the WWE sign a new talent, the only one who came close was Punk and look how long it took him to reach his spot? Why do people believe indie gimmicks would pass over into the mainstream WWE setting? Stopspot covered it in another thread and how the gimmicks need to be altered radically to fit differing styles.