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As noted earlier, there is strong concern over Rey Mysterio’s WWE future. This has led to WWE officials being really worried about a top Latin babyface more than ever.
The feeling is Alberto Del Rio hasn’t gotten over like they want, Sin Cara has been written off as a flop and Mysterio is always injured.
Sin Cara was in Mexico City last weekend for the grand opening of a gym that will feature a wrestling school this March. Cara’s father Dr. Karonte will be one of the maestros at the school.
Cara shot down rumors that he was leaving WWE soon and said he is very happy there. Cara talked about Rey Mysterio mentoring him and said it is like a dream.
- Randy Orton will replace Rey Mysterio during WWE shows in Puerto Rico next weekend. Orton will team with Sin Cara to take on Primo and Epico.
- WWE is now officially advertising The Rock’s return to Raw on the January 7, 2013 episode in Tampa, Florida.
As late as last week, WWE’s creative staff had contemplated a Survivor Series match pitting Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara against Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, with possible additional wrestler involvement.
It should be known tonight on RAW whether the match occurs.
As seen at WWE Hell In a Cell last night, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio debuted new masks. Rey’s mask features Cara’s design on the back while Cara’s mask features Rey’s design on the back.
They will be using these masks from here on out.
Credit – Wrestling Observer
It’s said that the relationship between Rey Mysterio and WWE officials is strong right now. WWE has given Rey a lighter live event schedule because of his knees and they are happy because they know he has been helping out Sin Cara a lot.
Regarding Cara’s status, he has turned around in a lot of people’s eyes since being put with Mysterio. People now see him working hard as trying to adapt to the American style of wrestling.
Former WWE Spanish announcer Hugo Savinovich joinedInside The Ropes last week to talk about his WWE career, Sin Cara and more. You can hear the full interview here. Here are some highlights:
On the big deal over CM Punk fan incident:
“It’s different times now from when I got into the business. We’re talking about times where stadiums were filled where you could bring all these big athletes that you could create these great stories even with blood with the Funks, Sammartino, etc. But it meant something, but it’s not this era where you say something and someone’s emotionally hurt and there’s a lawsuit. These guys travel over 200 days a year, pressure of performing, the mentality of a superstar of today is “we had a great match last night, but we have to do better tonight” they’re so focused. We love fans but it’s a shame that some have to ruin it for everyone and get involved with the wrestlers like that.”
Biggest pop he ever heard at ringside:
“It was the Hulk Hogan against The Rock. The people turned on the Rock, Rock immediately accepted the moment and became the heel. The pop of the place when we saw this legend Hogan and this new icon Rock. They told the story of the match. Every punch that Hogan threw it was like a big pop, it became an instant classic. One of those huge matches that you see.”
Thoughts on Sin Cara and his problems in WWE:
“I believe somebody like a Ricky Steamboat, one of the agents, or Arn Anderson or even Rey Mysterio, I think somebody has to be like a mentor for him. I almost blew my life and I was given a second chance. When there’s a potential, if the person wants it, if he could have a special mentor who would tell him “hey here’s what you have to do to change this about psychology, style or his life” to coach him in matches or in life, it helps. I remember the night before Wrestlemania 16 years ago in Chicago I was ready to commit suicide, Savio Vega came into this room in Chicago, Pat Patterson, Gerry Brisco were there, they hugged me, they didn’t realize but they stopped me from doing something crazy. Having been in that situation, if a talent realizes he needs help with his career and life, why not take advantage? I Believe if he gets the right attitude he could be great. I preach with my wife now in churches and I say your attitude decides your altitude.”
We noted before that Sin Cara wrestled a masked luchador at last night’s WWE Saturday Morning Slam tapings in Buffalo, New York.
We’ve just learned that the wrestle went by the name El Local and it was actually Ricardo Rodriguez in a mask. Sin Cara ended up winning the match with a Swanton while Santino Marella was on commentary.
This comes the same day that we reported WWE officials were talking about having Ricardo wrestle more. As noted before, he has wrestled under a mask before as Chimaera.
There is reportedly a lot of heat on Alberto Del Rio backstage after he deliberately unmasked Sin Cara during last night’s Raw. The pair have disliked each other for years going back to their time in Mexico, and Del Rio decided to take the childish route and humiliate Cara on live TV.
That being said the heat with management will likely blow over as Del Rio is considered protected because he’s needed for the Hispanic demographic.
More news on the bad Sin Cara vs. The Miz match from last week’s SmackDown, the one where Cara went backstage disappointed and disappeared for a little while after it was over. A lot of the blame was put on Cara.
After the match, there was more of a push to do Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara at WrestleMania with the feeling that Rey will be able to carry Cara to a good match in front of a live crowd on the biggest show of the year.
There has been chatter within WWE of expanding Saturday Morning Slam. Details are sketchy but apparently WWE is hoping the CW Network will give them an hour on Saturdays so they can air another TV show.
That show would be a show focusing solely on cruiserweights with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara being the stars of the show. This show would see a lot of the indy talents that WWE has been looking at over the past year and a half.
It’s said that Vince McMahon is high on the idea of a cruiserweights TV show.
Cody Rhodes’ girlfriend and former WWE Diva Brandi Reed took a shot at Sin Cara during last night’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. She tweeted:
“So…who exactly are the Sin Cara fans? I never see or hear them. I’m a fan of his blooper reel…oh that was a maaaatch #yikes”
The match with Sin Cara vs. The Miz on Friday’s SmackDown was heavily edited, as you probably could tell by watching the match. Fans in attendance noted to us that it was one of Cara’s most-botched performances yet.
Word is that Cara went missing backstage for a while after the match. People were looking for him but he was nowhere to be found. Cara was seen walking from the ring to the backstage area shaking his head. The feeling was that Cara knew that the match didn’t go well at all.
Credit – Wrestling Observer
We noted earlier this week how WWE is planning on putting the Tag Team Titles on Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara so they can build to a WrestleMania 29 match between the two.
In an update, there has been at least some talk of making Rey Mysterio the heel while Sin Cara works as the babyface. With that said, some believe it would be a very bad idea for Mysterio to turn heel.
Dolph Ziggler was reportedly livid with Sin Cara following Sunday’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract at Money in the Bank.
According to SuperLuchas.net, a source within WWE says Ziggler vocally complained backstage over the SmackDown Superstar working stiffly and failing to protect him during a high risk maneuver off the top turnbuckle known as The Spanish Fly.
The errant spot nearly injured Ziggler, not to mention spurred a dubious Twitter trending topic—”Botch Cara.”
According to the source, Ziggler plans to file a formal complaint to WWE officers over Sin Cara so they can review the case further and decide whether the the high-flying grappler faces punishment.
In Sin Cara’s defense, footage indicates that Ziggler caused the spot to fail by slipping twice on the rope. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated Friday, “Ziggler slipped halfway through the move when Sin Cara’s back was already bent far enough he could do nothing but fall. It’s only Sin Cara’s fault if he had ESP and would have known Ziggler was about to slip.”