Eh. It's developmental, they are trying to figure out the best way to sell him for WWE televisions.
I mean, look at Daniel Bryan, Antonio Cesaro etc., their success came through character modifications, whilst Kaval, Evan Bourne etc. failed due to the lack of modification.
CM Punk is the only exception I can think of for successful Indy-WWE transition without (much) modification.
I disagree. Kaval was pretty damn popular for his 2 or 3 months there, and was released at his own request. Bourne has been pretty over at times, but him not being as successful as others is down to a pretty boring gimmick. El Generico is different. It's his gimmick that got him way over on the indies, more so than anyone else in the circuit by the end of 2012, as opposed to people like Bourne, Cesaro, Sin Cara or Bryan who got over with their wrestling skills on the indie circuit, something that's pretty much impossible to do in the WWE.
Although saying that, I'm not completely against it. As long as they don't pull another Scotty Goldman it should be pretty interesting to watch. As much as I'd like to see El Generico in WWE, I'd rather see something new than something he's already done just rehashed a little.
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