“The Generic Luchador” El Generico captivated the eyes of many during his time on the independent circuit throughout the 2000’s. El Generico’s rise to fame came in his time with Ring of Honor, where he wrestled from 2005 to 2012. In his time with ROH, Generico held the ROH World Tag Team Championship with Kevin Steen once in September 2008, and a single ROH Television Championship reign in June 2011. Generico’s bitter rivalry with once tag team partner, Kevin Steen, was voted Feud of the Year in 2010 by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. El Generico departed ROH at the end of 2012, where he signed with WWE, under the new ring name Sami Zayn.
SAMI ZAYN STORIES
- Jan. 28, 2022: Sami Zayn discusses his new WWE contract
- May 12, 2020: Zayn to be stripped of IC title?
- Aug. 6, 2017: Owens and Zayn together again in finale at Montreal house show
- Aug. 5, 2017: Zayn finds motivation in uneven year
- Mar. 25, 2017: Zayn has his ‘Wrestlemania Moment’ at Montreal house show – and Owens cries!
- Mar. 12, 2016: Owens and Zayn main attraction in Montreal
- Mar. 11, 2016: Owens and Zayn took similar paths to main eventing Montreal
- Dec. 11, 2014: Title win keeps Zayn in NXT at NXT Takeover: [R] Evolution
- Sep. 7, 2013: WWE Montreal show a celebration of Sami Zayn
EL GENERICO TORIES
- Jan. 30, 2013: El Generico bound for NXT
- Dec. 17, 2012: Steen & El Generico finish off a great ROH Final Battle
- Nov. 29, 2010: Steen predicts feud with El Generico hardly done
- Nov. 7, 2008: El Generico defies the odds