Ricardo Rodriguez Works As El Lo Cal On WWE Saturday Morning Slam

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Ricardo Rodriguez worked this week's WWE Saturday Morning Slam television taping under a mask as El Lo Cal. He faced Sin Cara in a match that is scheduled to air on this week's telecast.

Rodriguez, who was born in California, was a regular on the state's independent scene before being signed by WWE which is the reason for the nickname. As for WWE using him as a masked talent, Vince McMahon considers the Saturday morning audience of children a "merchandising dream" to market masks.

  • PainOfDemise

    I'll have to actually watch this one. I want to see what Ricardo is really able to do in the ring.

    • Topherrulez

      He should be pretty good, seeing how well sold with the brogue kick a couple of weeks ago.

  • Richard Gray

    Everything I've seen from Ricardo in terms of his in-ring has been good.

    • PainOfDemise

      I've heard nothing but good things about him and his in ring capability. I've just never seen for myself, but I'll get the chance to now.

  • Blazeking

    Since profanity isn't allowed here, I guess I have to self-censor this:

    Ricardo wrestling?! [email protected]#$%^&*&@%#^$ YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

  • Alyssa

    Was he wearing his Chimaera outfit or was it completely new?

  • Thumpa

    Definitely gonna watch SMS at some point, Bryan had a fun match that appealed to the kids apparently, inc a massive airplane spin!0

  • Bogusstang

    He can wrestle and is really funny

  • Daniel

    I still remember Ricardo falling from the ladder

  • Gregory Rockefeller

    I love how Ricardo pretends he can’t wrestle but in fact he’s really good and he takes the bumps all well! But I hope he continues be ADR’s ring announcer because I just love to hear this….Dammas y caballeros es mi honor de apresentar para todos os teles el hombre que ira a ganar lo campeonato de peso completo. El es la excencia de excellecia YYYY EL ORGULLO DE MEHHEECO…el es…AAALLBERRTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….DEELLLLLLLLLL…..RIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love that!!!!

    • Richie

      Excellent job sir! I love the intro, just don’t like ADR.

    • WNW FAN

      Could anyone translate that into English? I've always wondered what the translation is.

  • CaliburUK

    I saw a video of him hitting a corkscrew Phoenix splash from the 2nd rope in FCW so based on that I’m assuming he moves well for a guy that size

  • Dave Barton

    No one else has said it yet, so I will. Anyone think they're getting Ricardo ready to move in as a wrestler in case they let ADR go? You know, letting him work off the ring rust since they're still high up on Ricardo?

  • Jay

    Hey does Saturday Morning Slam air in Canada? If so at what time? Might be worth watching to see Ricardo in action.

    • woolf

      i believe channel 14 on the cw at 10 am

  • JamieSNZ

    Please tell me he was wearing his Tux.

  • Angelica

    He was not wearing his tux. He was in all red. The adult crowd including myself started chanting Ricardo after we saw his tattoos haha!

  • Chris H

    Has this been shown on tv?

    You said "He faced Sin Cara in a match that is scheduled to air on this week’s telecast." but that week was Santino and Slater, this week was McGillicutty and Rey.