WWE Hell In A Cell 2011 Results – Alberto Del Rio Regains The WWE Championship

October 02, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Alberto Del Rio WWE championshipWWE returned to pay per view Sunday night after a two week hiatus with Hell in a Cell 2011. The main-event featured yet another WWE championship title change but it will be the aftermath that will be remembered when all is said and done.

Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena and CM Punk to regain the WWE championship in the main-event. Del Rio pinned Punk at 24:10 to win the match. The finish was not without the typical WWE controversy. Ricardo Rodriguez attacked the referee at ringside with a pipe and opened the cage. He then went after Cena with the pipe but wound up getting the Attitude Adjustment on the floor. Unfortunately for Cena, he forgot about Del Rio inside the cage.

Del Rio came out and attacked Cena with the pipe. He then returned the cage and locked Cena out of the cage. Del Rio then nailed CM Punk with the pipe a few times and eventually scored the pin for the win and the WWE championship. But the fun did not end there.

The cage “mysteriously” rose and two men in black hooded sweatshirts came in and attacked everyone involved in the match. The cage lowered as the men in hoods continued their attack. The men then revealed themselves to be The Miz and R-Truth. Triple H and a ton of WWE superstars ran out and tried to get inside of the cage to stop the beatdown. Finally the cops got into the cage thanks to a bolt cutter, cuffed The Miz and Truth, and ended the violence.

As The Miz and R-Truth were being walked out in cuffs, Triple H attacked both men. The crowd went nuts for this. Triple H also pushed down John Laurinaitis during the attack. The pay per view ended with Jim Ross questioning who raised and lowered the cage to allow Miz and Truth inside.

It was a pretty cool segment thanks to Jim Ross. His commentary during the beating was about as old school as you will get from Ross, even paying homage to the infamous Midnight Express vs. Midnight Express angle by repeating those same words, “they don’t even work here.” It was probably the most effective angle they have done with The Miz and Truth during their entire tenure in the WWE. Unfortunately it may not matter since Hell in a Cell wasn’t expected to do a whole lot of business. If nobody saw it, can it really have any impact?

I think the end game here is to set up some Survivor Series match with Miz and Truth vs. Team WWE. I also think this will all end up with Miz and Truth forming some alliance with “fired” ex-WWE superstars which would likely include Kevin Nash and the fired former CEO Vince McMahon. It is a predictable angle, but there are some real fun possibilities here over the next few weeks. I like where this is going and RAW should be real interesting tomorrow night.

In the semi-main event, Mark Henry once again defeated Randy Orton and retained the WWE world heavyweight championship. This was a pretty darned good match compared to what I was expecting from these two. Orton set up for the punt, but was scooped up into the World’s Strongest Slam by Henry and pinned for the win. Orton did run Henry off after the match which likely sets up a third match at the next pay per view. Although I could see them going with Mark Henry vs. Sheamus with the way Sheamus has been rolling through everyone.

Full WWE Hell in a Cell 2011 results…
Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena and CM Punk to regain the WWE championship
Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE world heavyweight championship
Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly to win the WWE Divas championship
Cody Rhodes defeated John Morrison to retain the WWE I-C championship
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE tag team championship
Original Sin Cara defeated Sin Cara
Sheamus defeated Christian

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More WWE Hell in a Cell 2011 Preview & Predictions

September 30, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Hell in a Cell 2011Wow. I could have SWORN WWE just had a PPV two weeks ago. I think they did. Well, this Sunday, they are having yet another one. WWE wonders why they are having issues with fan interest and such? They should consider cutting back on PPVs for one. Anyway, that is another blog for another day.

This Sunday, WWE is presenting “Hell In A Cell” where both the World and the WWE Titles will be defended in Hell In A Cell” matches. Watching those recaps of previous Hell In A Cell matches on Raw and on Smackdown made me wonder why are they even bothering to have a PPV dedicated to the “Devil’s Playground” at all since they have gone to the very sanitized PG.

Yes, I know around WM27, they let some blood incidents go, and didn’t jump in and stop some bleeding like usual, and didn’t edit it out (Punk’s getting a broken and bloody nose on Raw comes to mind), but they evidently cracked down again with last week’s Smackdown when Cody Rhodes got busted open hardway, and not only did the refs clean him up, but the bleeding was edited off Smackdown when it aired.. However, starting at SummerSlam 2008 on forward, every single HIAC match has been without blood.

Now, I am NOT , and I repeat, I am NOT a blood mark. I don’t care about blood. I do not believe you need blood to have a great match. There are plenty of matches out there with no bleeding that are all time classics. However, given the history of this match, being that the HIAC match is supposed to be a bloodbath, I just do not see how some blood would not hurt, and add some heat to the match. I mean, common sense would say that you would expect blood. If kids are WWE’s target market, then I just think the lack of blood sends the message of “See kids. These guys can wrestle in a huge cage, and they don’t even bleed.” I don’t think that is a good or the correct message to send.

Ok, enough of my ranting. Here are my predictions for the Hell In The Cell PPV. I warn you. This blog has a SPOILER in the sense that there is a 5th match as Smackdown has not aired in the United States as of this writing.:

HIAC Match: Three way for the WWE Championship: Cena (C) vs Punk vs Alberto Del Rio

Where in the world is Alberto Del Rio as far as being the next top guy? Thirteen months ago, he was called up, and pushed to the moon, and talked about his destiny. He had and still has a ton of potential. There were several occasions where Del Rio was supposed to win the World Title when he was on Smackdown, but plans were changed adnauseum. Due to Edge’s retirement, WWE moved up the draft, and Del Rio wound up on Raw. He FINALLY gets the WWE Belt by cashing in his MITB, and only got a five week reign because Vince got his panties in a bunch over a 2.7 Raw rating, and put the belt back on the Golden Child, John Cena. C M Punk, gosh, what has happened to him? I am not the biggest fan of his, but he was hot stuff several weeks ago. What is up with him now? I guess the powers that be didn’t want him to get through the glass ceiling.

However, at least he is getting his rematch. I wonder if the turmoil surrounding embattled COO Triple H and John Laurinaitis will play a part in the match, I mean, why HHH has not figured out it is Laurenaitis that is screwing him over, I don’t know.. Cena just got the title, and they could give it back to Del Rio as he looked strong in the Cell on the go home show, but I doubt Del Rio gets it back. Prediction: John Cena retains

HIAC World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mark Henry (c) vs Randy Orton

When I saw that Mark Henry was the new World Heavyweight Champion at Night of Champions, I had to paraphrase Vince Scully, I can’t believe what I just read. I was actually surprised WWE let their other Golden Child, Randy Orton lose CLEAN to Mark Henry and have Henry become the new champion. The Title change made sense considering Henry’s huge push as a monster. Great job by the Creative, and great job by Mark Henry himself. I do wonder if Christian who wants that “one more match” will interfere somehow. Prediction: Mark Henry retains.

WWE Diva’s Title Match : Kelly Kelly (c) vs Beth Phoenix

Well, the reason according to several sites that WWE didn’t give Beth the WWE Diva title at Night of Champions even though it was in her hometown of Buffalo, and it was quite obvious that crowd was ready for a title change was because it was in her hometown, and WWE did not want her to get a babyface reaction as she is a heel.That does make some sense. Of course, Kelly Kelly is WWE’s Golden Girl right now, so that also could be a reason for keeping the belt on Kelly as well. I think that they finally do the long awaited title change. It time for Beth to win.
Prediction: Beth Phoenix defeats Kelly Kelly to become the new WWE Diva Champion.

Sheamus vs Christian

Well, after Christian’s feud with Randy Orton ended, I was wondering what was going to be done with him. It looks like he is going to be feuding with Sheamus for a time. I am suspecting that Sheamus is next in line to face Mark Henry. Where this leaves Christian, who Vince has never been all that high on, I have no idea.
Prediction: Sheamus defeats Christian

Sin Cara vs Sin Cara
(SPOILER WARNING: This was announced at the SmackDown taping)

Now, you didn’t think these two WOULD NOT have a match against each other. Evidently they are going to have a series of some sort. The back story of this is that the first Sin Cara (Mistico) was suspended for Wellness violation, and the second one (Mistico) came in near the end of the first one’s suspension. Anyway, the second one turned heel, and the first one came in and confronted him. I am confused even WRITING about this. Anyway, they are going to have grudge match at this PPV.
Prediction: They usually have the heel win the first match of a feud at the PPV , so I think the heel Sin Cara (#2) will prevail.

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Original Sin Cara Returns To The WWE – SmackDown Spoilers

September 14, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Would he or wouldn’t he, that was the question for at least two weeks in the WWE. Would the WWE release the original Sin Cara or would he come back? Well that question was answered at this week’s SmackDown taping which will air this Friday night.

Be warned that you are about to read a SmackDown spoiler. Obviously by the headline you already know what the story is, but if you wish to be spared details, stop reading now. You have been warned!

The original Sin Cara, Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde returned to the WWE this week after weeks of debate concerning his future. The former Mistico appeared at the SmackDown taping and appears to have gotten a second and likely last chance at success with the WWE.

According to several reports from Edge Appreciation Night, Alvirde returned and confronted the current Sin Cara played by Hunico. Alvirde made the save after the current Sin Cara played by Hunico wouldn’t stop beating down Daniel Bryan (join the club). There was a confrontation and it would appear that the WWE will move forward with a Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara program.

The return of Alvirde is likely due to the WWE being frustrated with the lack of progress of Hunico. Hunico was in the dog house on night one when Vince McMahon ordered him to redo his match with Heath Slater numerous times at a SmackDown taping. Students of WWE history will tell you that Vince McMahon making you go back out to redo a match is tantamount to the kiss of death.

Alvirde was sent home a second time from the WWE only a few days after returning from a Wellness Policy suspension. It was reported is that the WWE did not like his attitude, specifically not shaking everyone’s hand in the locker room. Once he was sent home it was reported that the WWE would move forward with Hunico and part with Alvirde. Lucky for Alvirde, Hunico did not connect as expected and he is now back for another opportunity.

I don’t think anyone can discount Alvirde’s relationship with Triple H as to one of the main reasons he was brought back. Mistico was the first signee of the new Triple H regime of talent development. Triple H had been heavily involved with Alvirde and up until the Wellness Policy violation was able to protect him from typical WWE politics. However, once he was popped for a test and did an interview it appeared that Hunter’s influence wouldn’t be enough to save Alvirde. Whether it was or wasn’t, I am sure that Hunter is doing everything he possibly can to save face and get the pay off with his investment.

I am a fan of Alvirde so I am excited that he is back. He was one of the few bright spots for awhile on a rather mundane SmackDown roster. Once this feud with Hunico is over, I’d expect to see Sin Cara get a bigger push. The WWE will be going into Mexico in October for a tour and a RAW broadcast. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Sin Cara challenge Alberto Del Rio in October for the title or at least wrestle in the tour main-events.

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WWE Sends Original Sin Cara Home, Future In Doubt

August 27, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

The crazy saga of Sin Cara continues with the latest twist possibly being his last. According to numerous reports, the man formerly known as Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde was sent home this week shortly after returning from suspension. His WWE return is now more in doubt than ever.

Mike Johnson over at broke the story earlier in the week. . Johnson first reported that the former Mistico was sent home from the SmackDown taping in Calgary before the show. Huncio, who played Sin Cara while the original was on suspension for a Wellness Policy violation is expected to take over the character indefinitely. Johnson has more details in his latest update.

In case you have forgotten, the original Sin Cara was suspended for 30 days for a violation of the Wellness Policy. During his time away, the WWE brought up FCW wrestler Jorge Arias otherwise known as Hunico to play the part of Sin Cara. Hunico donned the outfit and worked a few show, while the fans didn’t appear to notice the difference.

Alvirde was on the bubble after the violation for being in the dog house. It appeared that Alvirde was in the clear when he returned last weekend. The latest turn of events took just about everyone by surprised because it would appear that Alvirde was flown into Calgary only to be told to go home. It would appear that WWE officials obviously had this in mind all along by having Hunico in Calgary ready to go with the Sin Cara outfit. So what changed?

According to Dave Meltzer on his recent podcast, Alvirde is in the dog house because of his ego. Meltzer said that Alvirde walks around the locker room like a star and this has rubbed a lot of people in the WWE the wrong way. Even worse and brace for yourself for this one, he doesn’t shake everyone’s hand, which is a tradition that has gotten a lot of play lately thanks to the Young Bucks. It was Alvirde’s ego and not his in-ring performance that has apparently put his job on the line.

Unfortunately for Hunico, his new promotion didn’t get off to a good start. Call it karma or just bad luck, but Hunico was a disaster at the SmackDown taping. He was ordered back to the ring by Vince McMahon to redo spots after McMahon deemed parts of his match unusable for television. If there is one thing readers that follow Internet reports and shoot interviews know, it is that the Vince McMahon re-tape is practically the kiss of death for a WWE performer.

The WWE has really put themselves into a major jam here. Call me crazy, but I think that Alvirde has been nothing short of fantastic in the ring, sans a few bumps in the road like Chavo Guerrero Jr. So because he didn’t shake enough hands, the company is willing to shoot itself in the foot with a subpar version of Sin Cara, one that apparently isn’t ready for prime time. This is something that could be very messy.

As most of you know by now, Alvirde also had the Triple H protection plan. Alvirde was Triple H’s pet project in talent development which gave him more job security than anyone else in his position. In addition to the Triple H and Stephanie McMahon support, he also had a big contract which put a bulls eye on him. To me and I don’t know this, this sounds more like backstage political games coming from Triple H and Stephanie’s enemies. Meltzer also reported this week that there are issues at play behind the scenes between several powerful WWE office employees and Stephanie which is where I think this thing comes from.

I worked in the wrestling business for years and I totally get it about shaking hands. It may sound ridiculous, but that is just the way it goes. At the same time, there is this ignorance in the locker room towards Alvirde’s accomplishments in Mistico which did make him a huge superstar. He walks around like a superstar because he is one. He came in like one, and he is being paid like one, so he should have that chip on his shoulder. At the end of the day this all seems like silly high school cafeteria drama to me.

I don’t know how this is going to play out but my hunch is that Hunico may have gotten Alvirde his job back. The WWE will tour Mexico in October. If this story hits the media in Mexico and Hunico remains under the mask, it will be really interesting to see what kind of reception he gets after taking over the spot from a guy some would call a Mexican pro wrestling legend.

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Should WWE Consider Wrestler Remakes? – The Panther Plex

August 25, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Sin Cara

Hey, have you heard this nasty rumor that two guys have played the role of WWE superstar Sin Cara in the past month? Oh no, alert the presses of this imposter! Kill it with fire!

Turns out, the original Sin Cara, more famously known as Mistico and portrayed by Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, was suspended by the company for 30 days for a failed PED test and was summarily replaced for two television tapings by Jorge Arias, also known as Hunico in FCW. As of now, Alvirde has worked at least one live show and expects to be back in the fold for further Smackdown tapings, including next week’s “Special Tuesday Live Super Duper Smackdown.”

Strangely enough, both the Internet Wrestling Community (I hate that term) and the WWE reacted to the replacement in ways I found asinine. Once people heard that Hunico was donning the Sin Cara gear, it was only a matter of time before the IWC smarks hated it, nitpicking about different body builds, slower moves, and most egregiously, false advertising.

I’m not here to judge the two men’s wrestling acumen, but just the idea that Sin Cara was present should have satisfied the wrestling faithful. Honestly, the difference was almost negligible on HD television, especially with the aerial moves, which Alvirde was only hitting half the time anyway. Hunico did appear not as cut as Alvirde, but unless you were particularly zoning in on his pectorals, you wouldn’t know the difference.

I’m pretty sure that’s what WWE thought they could do, internet be damned. So how did WWE play it out? They had Hunico wrestle a match against Tyson Kidd, followed up by a run-in save a week later, neither of which broke any ground in the ongoing Smackdown saga. If he’s out thirty days, then stick to that plan—Smackdown can afford a little face vacation with Randy Orton and world beater Sheamus hitting on all cylinders. Instead, the announcers continued with the returning from injury storyline, with Booker T even going so far as to say Sin Cara “bulked up” during his time off (there’s an HGH joke in there somewhere, I just know it). While the whole situation could have been handled a little differently, it showed that the company has some faith in a developmental Hunico and that characterization in wrestling still matters.

While I haven’t been particularly blown away by Sin Cara’s alleged greatness, his character has the potential to be phenomenal and take the company into the next generation. With Rey Mysterio on his last legs, WWE needs a masked superhero that can fend off all types of heels. If done correctly, this character can transcend multiple incarnations without ever getting stale. I think that’s one of the reasons a lot of fans are frustrated, but not necessarily harsh, toward Mysterio. We want him to be like the guy we saw during the heyday of WCW, but his body just can’t hold up. Children especially still love Rey and buy up his merchandise in droves, so could you imagine having a guy that successful and beloved still competing a decade from now?

So I think the silver lining in the Alvirde suspension was that if multiple men can portray the character, what’s to stop WWE from cashing in on other successful characters and gimmicks? In a world where what seems like half of the movies made are some form of remake, is it that implausible that we see newer versions of great characters such as The Honky Tonk Man and The Nature Boy? In a world where handfuls of men have portrayed characters like Batman and James Bond, is it crazy to think we can’t groom some current wrestler to resurrect dying brands? I get why TNA still continues to shuffle out mangled versions of Adam West and Sean Connery, but after a while even the most loyal fans of Dixie and Co. can’t help but be bored.

Some would call the idea blasphemous, but most of those same people who turn up their noses at Hollywood remakes of their favorite movies eventually wind up checking out the final product, whether it be just for comparison or a closeted yearning to see the story unfold just one more time. And if you’re gathering the audience, isn’t that the whole point?

TNA Wrestling star Jeff Hardy is slated to return for the first time in several months at this Thursday’s live Impact taping, and just the idea of what this guy is capable of should stir up a fair amount of interest. So, what if WWE took a guy from developmental (say, Bo Rotundo), gave him a haircut and a new look, cut promos as the returning Honky Tonk Man, and announced his quest to regain what made him famous to begin with…the Intercontinental Title. Sure, it could be a flop—heck, any angle has the potential to be a flop in the ever sensitive world of pro wrestling—but a reinvigoration like that kills two birds with one stone.

Not only do you drum up interest in a character that has been out of wrestling for the better part of two decades now, but you breathe new life into a secondary championship, which has unfortunately become an afterthought as of late. It was only weeks ago that then champion Ezekiel Jackson lost in two consecutive weeks before losing the title to Cody Rhodes. I’m glad the charismatic Rhodes has the title now, but you shouldn’t be dogging any title holder like that.

One thing the character remake wouldn’t be, especially in HTK’s case, is stale. Most people watching wrestling right now weren’t even born when Tonk was dominating, much less old enough to remember anything from his in-ring days. So for most, it’s a brand new character, who can fall back on history and fame as called by the announcers, and it opens the doors for more gimmicks and characters in general. I generally enjoy wrestling, but if I have to see one more meathead try and establish cheap heel heat by dropping “and all of YOU people” rants, I might tune out.

Here are some other characters I think could shake up the current Create-A-Wrestler mold in WWE:

The Nature Boy – I mentioned this earlier, but being as how there have been two incarnations of this character already, isn’t this a no brainer? AJ Styles did a pretty good job with this last year in TNA, but if we are talking WWE guys this could work with guys like Jack Swagger or Dolph Ziggler. Swagger needs about another gallon of personality on the microphone, but that can develop with time. There isn’t much to lose– his All-American American gig has stalled completely. Ziggler would be a guy who’s more ready to take on a role like that. He’s got the size, the vocal work, and the look of someone who can pull off a lavish, sequined robe.

The Million Dollar Man – Ted DiBiase, Jr. would have made all the sense in the world, but Junior reads more like a sympathetic babyface at this point (he should turn on a controlling Rhodes any second now). This story writes itself, basically: the hated, wealthy, and probably dirty businessman comes in and DiBiase doesn’t stand for the desecration of his father at all. Whether jealousy or family disappointment is at play, this could provide new life to Junior while developing a strong heel persona. Seriously, DiBiase was The Marine 2…guys that get those roles are never bad guys (although Randy Orton was clearly a homophobic and suppressive father in That’s What I Am, many would argue a great Orton is a heel Orton).

The Legion of Doom – Call ‘em LOD, The Road Warriors, whatever, but let’s see those spiked shoulder pads in action! Rumors are afoot that the tag team division will be rebuilt, so why not start with one of the most famous franchises in the world? Any respectable version of LOD ceased to exist well over a decade ago, so this could be another great callback where it’s tied in that Road Warrior Animal has trained this new team for utter annihilation of the tag teams.

Doink – Make him a jobber, let him dabble in the US Title hunt, but let’s call a spade a spade and say that Hornswoggle just isn’t cutting it anymore as the gimmicky gimmick of all gimmicks. Does Hornswoggle even speak English? At least in his heyday Doink mixed it up with Jerry Lawler and the Hart family. And you could have almost anyone play the clown and feud with him via the all too rational fear of clowns. He’s the ultimate designated hitter that new generations of fans will respond to.

The Boogeyman – Man, did I miss the boat on this guy? How long was he around…two years max? When I dabbled in Syfy ECW, he was my favorite part. Also, like Doink, anyone who isn’t working out can don The Boogeyman attire. Any way you cut it, his promos about abducting you in your sleep will always be more impactful than Wade Barrett or someone else calling us “stupid Americans” or bashing the local sports team.

I’m certainly not advocating fantasy booking here, so read this more like a template for the idea to bring back characters we loved, characters we heard about, or characters that should just never die. If there’s no new version of the creepy Undertaker come 2020, we’re going to have a problem.

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Sin Cara Reportedly Will Return To The WWE

August 04, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE is reportedly in panic mode with Sin CaraThe Sin Cara debate about whether he will or won’t be back is likely over. According to a new report, the former Mistico will indeed be returning to the WWE after being suspended for a Wellness Policy violation. Timing is everything and the timing was definitely on Cara’s side to give him another chance.

Once again Dave Meltzer confirmed the news on his podcast. Meltzer said that a decision has finally been made and Cara will be back. The news only confirms what most expected after Sin Cara was advertised on a WWE house show on August 20, the first day would be eligible to return from suspension.

According to Meltzer and an obvious eye, Cara’s return comes down to the simple fact that they are low on Latino stars. With an upcoming tour of Mexico on the books in October, it would really make no sense for the WWE to cut ties with Sin Cara before you get your biggest return on your investment.

Meltzer also points out in his recent newsletter that Sin Cara sells more merchandise to WWE fans 5 and under than anyone else on the roster. The most shocking thing about that report to me is that parents are bringing kids five and under to see the WWE!

There are also rumblings about a proposed Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara WrestleMania 28 match. The match should get over huge for a variety of reasons, one of which would be the strong Latino crowd in Miami. This would also assume that the WWE will be re-signing Rey Mysterio which is something I have not heard confirmed anywhere. Rey’s contract will be up before WrestleMania 28.

I liked Sin Cara and I have no problem seeing him get another opportunity. It seems rather ridiculous to fire a guy for his first Wellness Policy violation but hey, it is their company and they run it how they please. There were reports that the WWE brass were frustrated that Sin Cara wasn’t getting over as fast as they hoped. However, it did appear that he was turning a corner right before he got suspended.

Most of the time WWE superstars return from Wellness Policy violations and are punished or squashed briefly. I wouldn’t expect that here. They are paying Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde a lot of money and while they could squash him, they would only be hurting themselves. They just need to hope he clearly understands the Wellness Policy and will stay clean for the remainder of his tenure, or at least through WrestleMania.

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Update – Sin Cara Denies Steroid Use, Will Meet With Vince McMahon

July 21, 2011 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE is reportedly in panic mode with Sin CaraIt didn’t take long for WWE superstar Sin Cara to go into full spin control. Less than a week after being suspended by the WWE for  getting popped with a positive steroid test, Cara is talking to the Mexican media and is denying everything.

Here we go again. Another WWE superstar popped for steroids or some other WWE Wellness Policy violation that completely denies everything. We have been down this road before with Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, Ken Anderson, and others. As a matter of a fact, I can’t remember the last time someone stood up and was accountable for their actions.

Sin Cara, the golden boy of the new head of WWE Talent Development Triple H is reportedly on his way out of the WWE. Several months after being signed to a lucrative contract and a hefty push, the former Mistico is reportedly days away from the seeing his name on next to a well wishes post. That said, it should come as no surprise that he has taken to the media to defend what little honor he has left and attempt to save his job. has translated excerpts of Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde’s interview in Record Luchas on their website. Here are some highlights of the posted excerpts.

I know I’m not a drug addict, much less putting stuff in my body. I don’t know what could’ve happen. Apparently it was the medication. We’re going to wait to see what happens, because I don’t have a big body to be using steroids. If it had been for drugs, they would have fired me.”

What happened is I had a pain in my knee and they injected something into me. That’s what must have tested positive. Supposedly it was a steroid. A lot of medications have something them that make the testing come out positive.”

These are injections we normally use in Mexico. The pain has been in my knee and it’s the same knee that’s been giving me problems. That’s what made it positive. In Mexico I was told if they did a thorough testing it would test positive, but it’s nothing else bad.”

In other words Sin Cara couldn’t have used steroids because he wasn’t big. That may be one of the dumbest excuses I have ever heard for someone explaining a popped steroid test. There are plenty of steroids used for cutting that don’t necessarily make you “big.” Dynamite Kid was admittedly one of the biggest steroid users of the 1980s and he wasn’t what I would call “big.” If anything, he and Sin Cara have very similar bodies.

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He also used the classic “it was cortisone” excuse. The same excuse that Kurt Angle and other professional athletes have used who have gotten popped for positive steroid tests. Whether it was or wasn’t, he loses all credibility with me due to his statement about being big.

Sin Cara also reportedly was given ample time by the WWE to get a doctor’s note for the Wellness Policy violation. Reportedly he did not, which is why his suspension was delayed. Sin Cara was originally popped for the positive test in June.

He also mentioned in the interview that he was having a meeting on Thursday with Vince McMahon to discuss his future. To be a fly on the wall in Titan Towers today! The WWE generally posts “future endeavored” stories on their websites on Fridays. I would be more surprised if there isn’t anything on their website tomorrow than if there is.

I think it is fair to say that the Triple H era of Talent Development has gotten off to a terrible start. Sin Cara and Kharma were his first two big signings. Kharma gets pregnant a few months after she starts on the active roster and Sin Cara has been a struggle since day one. I will give him pass on Kharma because how should he be responsible for something like that, and she was over before she left.

Sin Cara is a bit of a different story. A lot of mistakes were made with him early on that impacted his future with the WWE. The lights made it more difficult for guys to work with him. He was rushed to the main roster without spending any time adjusting to the WWE style or even learning English. They didn’t have anyone ready to work with him to the point that they were just recently out scouting talent outside of their company to work with Cara and get him over. Finally you have the first Triple H signee likely fired for a positive steroid test which is maybe the most ironic story of the decade.

I was a big fan of Sin Cara before and during his WWE run. I just thought he needed more polishing with the WWE style and was brought up to the main roster a bit prematurely. I’d love to see him stick around because it seems a bit harsh to be fired over a positive steroid test.

Unfortunately those things happen when you fail to produce on a million-dollar contract and when you play with fire, sometimes you get burnt badly.

Record Luchas also has audio of the interview on their website, but it is all in Spanish.

Update: The interview has been pulled from Record Luchas. The WWE are reportedly very upset over the interview.

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