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Worst Wrestler Of The Year: Sin Cara

Sin Cara was positioned to be the next big thing in the WWE. A high-flying luchador that was supposed to bring a new style to the company and eventually replace an aging Rey Mysterio. There was so much hype before his debut, and when you add the fact that he was Triple H’s first development talent, there was no room for failure, but fail he did. The first time I saw Sin Cara compete, he was amazing. He had a style I have not seen since the days of the WCW Cruiserweight Division, but then it happened. He botched a move. Nothing major though, so I overlooked it. The next time I saw Sin Cara in the ring, he was doing all of his fancy moves and then, you guessed it, he botched again.

At this point, every time I watched a Sin Cara match I would notice alot of fucked up spots. The botches went from honest mistakes to officially becoming part of Sin Cara’s in-ring arsenal. The man was a botch machine and it was only a matter of time before he ended up seriously hurting somebody. It was clear that instead of being rushed to the main roster, Sin Cara should have spent a few months, even a year, in WWE’s development system down in FCW. Before Sin Cara had the chance to injure one of his opponents, he failed WWE’s Wellness Policy when he tested positive for steroids. Not only was this a bad move for Sin Cara, but it also made Triple H look like he had a bad eye for scouting and developing talent.

During his drug related suspension, there were talks of WWE wishing Sin Cara the best in his future endeavours. They called up FCW wrestler Hunico and gave him the Sin Cara gimmick. The new Sin Cara wasn’t as flashy as the original one, but he was still a high-flyer and he was actually capable of pulling off a botch free match. WWE could have kept Hunico under the mask and no one would have been the wiser. Instead, they bring back the wrestler formerly known as Mystico and put him in a program with his imposter.

It was easy to tell them apart too, not by their different colored attire, but one Sin Cara had a hard time hitting his moves while the other one moved with the greatest of ease. After their one on one feud came to an end, the original Sin Cara continued to show why he was a bad investment by botching a dive at the Survivor Series and injuring himself in the process. If I was the WWE, I wouldn’t even bring him back. I would just put someone else under the mask. Maybe a new Mexican wrestler or maybe a talent that never gets a chance to shine like a Justin Gabriel, but I would definitely cut my losses because the next Sin Cara botch is going to end up breaking somebody’s neck. If by chance I decided to keep him around, I would demote him to FCW for a year or two so he could grasp the WWE style of wrestling, because his style clearly isn’t working.

  1. December 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    You’re one dedicated blog owner! lol

    I like Sin Cara, but he’ll never get past the place he’s at IMO, too injury prone.

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      At least for the last two weeks I have been, lol. I think I made up for lost time.

    • favian barragan
      June 26, 2012 at 1:57 am

      your stupid sin cara is the best wrestler i have ever seen

  2. Capt. Smooth
    December 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Dumb of WWE to send him up without learning their style first.

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      And yet they have Tyler Black/Seth Rollins in FCW for over a year. Shit is ridiculous dawg.

      • Capt. Smooth
        December 31, 2011 at 7:04 am

        Well, he does need to “learn the style” and I do like how WWE has started keeping people in FCW until they are sure they have a good character.

        • December 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

          They already wasted Mason Ryan and if by good character you mean giving Haku/Meng’s Samoan son Donny Marlowa MEXICAN gimmick, then yeah, they are doing a wonderful job.

          • Capt. Smooth
            December 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm

            That’s pretty quick for a “waste”.

            As far as the character thing goes, about a week ago, WWE made it an official policy to not bring up anybody unless there was already made character and potential storylines for them ready.

            • January 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

              The thing about that is that WWE Creative’s ideas and storylines usually suck balls. Like a Samoan parading around like Mexican when he is the son of a legend and should be carrying on tradition.

              • Capt. Smooth
                January 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

                Well, now they accepted that they’ll have to do more.

                • January 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

                  Obviously not. I fear they will find a way to screw up a sure thing in Seth Rollins.

                  • Capt. Smooth
                    January 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

                    They haven’t brought anybody up yet to find out.

                    • January 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

                      They did. Donny Marlow.

                    • Capt. Smooth
                      January 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

                      He’s been around for a few weeks. The policy didn’t become “official” until about a week ago.

  3. December 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Sin Cara dude… It’s not Halloween anymore, you can take off the mask, ahaha.

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      Taking the mask off would be a disgrace to his Lucha Libre heritage.

      • December 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

        Oh, he’s like that dude in Nacho Libre. Ahahaha, awesome movie dude.

        • December 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

          Lol, exactly like that.

          • Capt. Smooth
            December 31, 2011 at 7:05 am

            Sin Cara is Jack Black?!?!?

            • December 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

              He was talking about the big masked luchador guy who always keeps his mask on and never breaks kayfabe.

              • Capt. Smooth
                December 31, 2011 at 10:22 pm

                I know! lol

  4. Kirk Angel
    December 31, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Sin Cara has become the Shaq of wrestling. He can be on his A-game all night long. We’re just waiting for him to fuck up a free throw.

    • Capt. Smooth
      December 31, 2011 at 7:05 am

      Pretty good analogy.

      • December 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm

        That was fucking awesome. Wish I would have thought of it while writing this 🙂

  5. December 31, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Can’t you give this award to someone like The Great Khali or Mason Ryan? Sin Cara may botch a lot but he’s fun to watch. If I entered the ring and did safe moves to prevent botching, does that make me a better wrestler than Sin Cara?

    • Capt. Smooth
      December 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      I was reading a Superstars review from a few weeks ago and they siad you could tell how much Mason Ryan has improved. I hope he continues to do so, because he is one scary-looking individual.

    • Kirk Angel
      December 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      I get that Khali and Ryan are worse than Cara, so you make a good point. The trouble is unlike Khali and Ryan, Cara was suppose to be a huge promise for the brass ring and fell so far down the expectations ladder (no pun intended) that it’s embarrassing.

      It’s a given that Khali and Ryan are Incredible Hulk green in the ring, but with Cara it was suppose to be a payoff, especially seeing how this was Triple H’s first guy to prove he can be a credible boss who could find talent.

      But yeah, he is fun to watch. It’s the massive faith that was saturating his gimmick only to become a constant let down that hurt him the most.

      Personally I’d like to see Sin Cara come back but he would have to try to win over the fans all over again. Also, they need to stop with the damn yellow and blue lights.

      I can’t like a guys wrestling if I can barely see it.

      • Capt. Smooth
        December 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm

        In a way, I don’t mind botches. If you are going that fast with that much weight, it makes sense that you might trip,slip, or not catch somebody at exactly the right time. Makes it more realistic.

    • December 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Khali and Ryan were not featured performers in 2011. Sin Cara was great to watch, but since alot of focus were put into his matches because of his style, it made it that much easier to spot all of his flaws in the ring. When a wrestler is a risk to not only hurting himself, but hurting others, that is just bad business. I wanted Sin Cara to live up to the hype,but he fail miserably. He also depended on others to carry him throughout his matches since he can’t call any spots due to his inability to learn the English language. This is more of a WWE and Triple H as Development Talent Supervisor fail because they should have never rushed Sin Cara on to the main roster. I would love to see Sin Cara get better and actually live up to the hype. He can pull of incredible moves, but he has become too much of a liability.

      • December 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        The lighting for his matches gave it a Circus type feel.

        • Capt. Smooth
          December 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm

          Imagine if Doink had lighting.

          • January 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

            Would have been cool. I’ve seen some old Raw’s and Doink was pretty good. Weird.

            • Capt. Smooth
              January 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

              Great theme music.

              • January 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

                Wouldn’t work now a days. Santino to me is the new Doink minus the wrestling skills.

                • Capt. Smooth
                  January 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

                  Yeah, Santino is more comedy based. Still wish he had that Russian gimmick from OVW.

                  • January 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

                    I wish he would just go away forever.

                    • Capt. Smooth
                      January 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

                      He’s trying to lose weight. Didn’t notice he was fat.

      • December 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

        THE INFAMOUS JCITY™ :
        Khali and Ryan were not featured performers in 2011. Sin Cara was great to watch, but since alot of focus were put into his matches because of his style, it made it that much easier to spot all of his flaws in the ring. When a wrestler is a risk to not only hurting himself, but hurting others, that is just bad business. I wanted Sin Cara to live up to the hype,but he fail miserably. He also depended on others to carry him throughout his matches since he can’t call any spots due to his inability to learn the English language. This is more of a WWE and Triple H as Development Talent Supervisor fail because they should have never rushed Sin Cara on to the main roster. I would love to see Sin Cara get better and actually live up to the hype. He can pull of incredible moves, but he has become too much of a liability.

        You should have named it “Most Disappointing Wrestler”. I would have agreed with that.

        • January 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

          He fits into the worse mode easily. No other featured performer had a worse year than Sin Cara.

  6. 47f
    December 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I agree with you Infamous, Sin Cara was the most over hyped earlier in the year and now he completely lost all my respect. He botches a lot but i think thats mostly the other wrestlers fault because they can keep up with him at times. I love your blog by the way its really interesting.

    • December 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Matches are an art-form so both performers have to be in tune with each other or it just isn’t going to work.Sin Cara matches were all about showing off what the could do at the expense of his co-star. Problem is that other than a bunch of fancy armdrags and hurricarana variations, Sin Cara had nothing else to offer. His C4 Superfly Suplex was a thing of beauty though, but I would hate to see him botch that because he would had killed himself and/or his opponent.

  7. Rob
    December 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    As much as you hate him I’m surprised you didn’t pick Santino for this. I don’t think Sin Cara was the worst of the worse in the ring but I do find him to be one of the bigger disappointments this year.

    • December 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Santino wasn’t really a featured performer. I didn’t really consider any comedic or enhancement talents, but feature Superstars that are pushed on a fairly regular basis.

  8. December 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    This will not bode well for his spot in the Fave Five.

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