Homicide, a highly accomplished professional wrestler, has built a remarkable career since starting his journey at 15. He has been a mainstay in East Coast promotions such as Jersey All-Pro, Jersey Championship Wrestling, and Ring of Honor.
Known as "The Notorious 187," Homicide teamed up with Hernandez to create the iconic Latin American Xchange (LAX) tag team in TNA/Impact Wrestling. He has also appeared in significant promotions like MLW, NWA, AEW, and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Despite his success, he has yet to break into WWE, and he believes he knows why. In a conversation with legendary wrestling journalist Bill Apter, Homicide revealed that he once aspired to wrestle for WWE at Madison Square Garden.
While he has been backstage at WWE events and received Mick Foley's endorsement, he has never been invited to participate in a dark match. He suspects that his wrestling name might be a contributing factor. "I don't know why, but it could be the name Homicide," said the multi-time champion.
"It's too graphic, maybe, but I tell people I got no problem changing my name."
Homicide Open to Name Change
Although his name could be a reason, WWE is known for renaming wrestlers, as seen with some of Homicide's former TNA colleagues.
The "Urban Legend" remains open-minded about potential changes in his future, which may lead to new opportunities, possibly even a return to All Elite Wrestling. For now, Homicide is grateful for the incredible achievements and milestones he has accomplished outside of WWE.
His career has spanned numerous promotions and left an indelible mark on the industry. As he continues to make waves in professional wrestling, it will be interesting to see whether a name change might finally give him a chance to compete in WWE or solidify his status in other top promotions. Regardless of the future, Homicide's journey is a testament to his talent and dedication to the sport.