Sin Cara talks about Rey Mysterio and quarrel with Hunico

Joga Bonito
Modified 23 Dec 2012

Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde aka Sin Cara, the famous Mexican masked wrestler was recently interviewed by WWE Magazine. Here are some excerpts:

When asked about being the successor of Rey Mysterio:

“I think being compared to Rey Mysterio is a great honour! In Mexico, Rey’s an icon, so to be mentioned along with him is in no way a bad thing. But I also don’t see myself as a Rey Mysterio clone. Our styles are similar, but both of us have something distinct, as well. I’ve learned a lot from Rey. Being his partner has been one of the highlights of my career.”

Hardest thing about adapting to life in WWE:

“By far, the most difficult thing I’ve had to adapt to is the fact that 95 percent of the Superstars speak English and only English. I’m a Mexican-born luchador, and I never felt I was going to need English. I lived in Mexico; I had a career there. It’s not that I never wanted to learn English, I just never had the need to. So working in an English-speaking environment has been quite the challenge! But I’m taking classes, and I study at home and on the road.”

The ‘war’ against Hunico:

“I loved it. It was cool to have to wrestle myself, in a way, because originally he had the same outfit I had. Then, when he changed to the black version of my gear, it felt almost like I was wrestling my shadow. Something that I couldn’t get rid of but was also a dark reflection of myself. There was a lot about that rivalry I enjoyed. And when it was over, I showed everyone who the real Sin Cara was!”

Published 22 Dec 2012, 18:44 IST
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