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Sin Cara talks about Rey Mysterio and quarrel with Hunico

Joga Bonito
1.66K   //    22 Dec 2012, 18:44 IST

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!”

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