It’s been quite some time since WWE did any spring cleaning with releases, requested or otherwise, in fear they would jump to another major promotion, namely All Elite Wrestling (AEW). But it appears the reports of WWE softening their stance on releasing lower card Superstars, as WWE announced today that it had come to terms on the release of Sin Cara as of today.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Sin Cara.https://t.co/YqxH8XBhdi
— WWE (@WWE) December 8, 2019
Originally debuting in 1999, the Texas-born son of Mexican immigrants debuted as Mistico with CMLL before changing his name to Incognito to avoid confusion with another star named Mistico. In 2004, he made the jump to AAA under his new name. In 2007, he became a regular with CHIKARA in the US.
In 2009, he made his WWE debut with ECW on SyFy, before heading to WWE developmental at Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). In WWE, his name was changed to Hunico, which remained his name when he debuted with SmackDown in 2011. Originally, he was paired with Camacho, who went on to find greater success in NJPW where he teamed with his brother, Tama Tonga, as Tanga Loa in Guerrillas of Destiny.
In 2012, the second Mistico signed with the WWE and was renamed Sin Cara, but after two years, he was released and returned to Mexico as Caristico (a combination of Sin Cara and Mistico). Soon after, Hunico – who had been unmasked by WWE – put on the Sin Cara mask and had remained Sin Cara until his release on Sunday. He split his time with NXT and the main roster, forming Lucha Dragons with Kalisto, winning the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Just over a month ago, Sin Cara posted on his Social Media that he had requested his release, shortly after entering a feud with Andrade and Zelina Vega, which introduced WWE’s first luchadora, Carolina.
— CintaDeOro (@CintaDeOro) November 11, 2019
With Sin Cara garnering his release, it leads one to wonder whether other stars – such as Luke Harper and Mike Bennett – may also get their releases now. Another disgruntled star, Oney Lorcan, reportedly asked for his release, changing his Twitter handle back to his indie name, Biff Busick, but days later revealed he had signed a new 5-year contract with the company. It also comes a week after WWE released ACH.
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE AGREED TO A NEW MULTI YEAR CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT MAY THE WRESTLING GODS HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS
— ONEY LORCAN (@ONEYLORCAN) December 7, 2019
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