After his recent return to WWE programming I was inspired to enlighten the masses (corniness aside) on just exactly what the masked luchador used to be, nothing short of stellar and very promising. Believe it or not, “Botch Cara” wasn’t always the utter disappointment he has become the past few years in the WWE. Here is where I think the problems lie:
Differences In Production Style: One thing that I think really works against the Mexican high-flyer is the vastly different style of WWE production. In the WWE, it is preferred for wrestling moves to be done in the direction of the main camera. Why you ask? Simple: to provide the best wrestling presentation possible for the TV audience. However, this can provide as very tough transition for those who are not used to working to the camera, instead of for it. Unlike many of the home-grown (very often coming directly from FCW or another WWE training territory) superstars one sees emerge onto the WWE scene here and there, it is not hard to imagine that being asked to reform the way one has wrestled for years, has proved to be quite the task.
Lack Of Meshing Opponents/Opportunity: Before he was Sin Cara he was Místico, working with Japanese legends like Tiger Mask IV and Jushin Thunder Liger, and putting on great CMLL matches against the Mexican talents of Averno, Volador Jr. and Rey Bucanero. Who does Sin Cara work with these days? Guys like Heath Slater, Hunico and Drew McIntyre are all Sin Cara is given to work with. How do they stack up compared to who he used to get in the ring with? The fact is, they don’t. This once main-eventing international superstar is now lucky to get a full match on Raw here and there. When guys like Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, etc. (who would all work great with Sin Cara) are available opponents, it makes you wonder why the WWE wouldn’t capitalize. Putting on a Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara? No-Brainer WWE.
Lack Of Use: Perhaps this point and the last go hand-in-hand. Either way, Sin Cara’s only notable (if that is what you can call it) angle so far was with the opposing ‘impostor Sin Cara’. To put it simply, it was barely interesting at best. Unless the WWE has some better material up their sleeve for Sin Cara in the very near future, I’d say his WWE career didn’t really live up to the hype.
Wellness Policy Violation And Later Injury: It is unarguable. Sin Cara’s suspension back in June of 2011 due to his violation of the wellness program didn’t help him in any way. After great hype and nothing yet to show for it, being out for a month after debuting five months prior in January of that year, was the last thing Sin Cara needed. The injury he suffered at Survivor Series in 2011 was also a major setback, seeing as he was sidelined for about six months. It just
BUT WHAT HAS SIN CARA’S MATCHES REALLY LOST: QUALITY!
… But don’t just take it from me, see for your self!
In reality, it is too bad. The man has a lot of talent and a lot of potential. It is just unfortunate that things have really started off on unstable ground. Don’t get me wrong, I thought the build-up was great, it is just what has ensued after that has disappointed me. It is crucial he and the WWE turn things around. I’m ready to like Sin Cara instead of just missing Místico…
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