Twice now, Alberto Del Rio has proven that he is a team player by doing the right thing and using his former world heavyweight champion status to elevate Kalisto, a performer that WWE thinks can sell a lot of merchandise for them. Reports have surfaced that he might be doing it a third time at Fastlane by putting over the popular masked performer in a rematch for the United States Heavyweight Championship.
January 29, 2016
While there have been rumors about him receiving a push from WWE, Kalisto might shockingly be wrestling for a singles title at the Royal Rumble later on this month. Management is considering having the masked performer challenge Alberto Del Rio for the United States Heavyweight Championship at the pay per view. This would be the highest profile match for Kalisto since being called up to the main roster.
January 11, 2016
There is a silver lining to the shoulder injury suffered by Sin Cara. It has allowed WWE to give a small push to Kalisto. On Smackdown, the masked performer was given an upset victory over Alberto Del Rio. The move was done so that a title match can be set up between the two of them. In 2015, World Wrestling Entertainment gave him a little push when they had him in the tournament to crown a new world champion.
January 8, 2016
While working a match on Monday Night Raw, Sin Cara injured his shoulder while doing a spot outside the ring. Rather than abruptly ending the match, the masked performer decided to have it popped back into place. To his credit, he was able to finish the rest of the match. Cara received quite a bit of praise from those backstage in WWE for refusing to let a little injury derail him.
December 29, 2015
The man formerly known as Myzteziz and Sin Cara in WWE has spoken out about his abrupt departure from AAA. He stated that he was never under contract with the company, despite constantly asking them to make the deal official. The masked performer was also shocked that they did not want him to fulfill his remaining dates. The promotion was said to be furious that he showed up in CMLL while working for them.
October 23, 2015
Things got pretty ugly between AAA and Myzteziz, who was the original Sin Cara in WWE. Apparently, the masked performer had some backstage heat with Alberto Del Rio, who reportedly threatened a physical assault. The man legally known as Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde showed up unannounced in CMLL and said that he wanted to return to that promotion. When his current employer found out, a release was immediately given.
October 14, 2015
Initially, the plan for Rey Mysterio was to sign a very lucrative deal with Lucha Underground, which was reportedly to include an ownership stake. However, with the promotion likely to fold before the second season gets approved, plans are changing for the masked performer. There are now talks that he is considering a return to WWE. Some are even saying that discussions have already begun.
August 26, 2015
At one point in time, WWE was hoping that Kalisto would be the guy to help bring back some of the audience members in Mexico. He was even supposed to have been given a singles push that was described as something quite noticeable. Those plans have been trashed. The masked performer is basically considered a filler for the tag team division nowadays.
August 13, 2015
As a sign of how miserable Rey Mysterio was when WWE was holding him hostage contractually, the masked performer has been repeatedly telling the media that he absolutely loves being able to dictate his own schedule and control his own career. Since it isn't a casual mention, the belief is that the former world heavyweight champion is trying to send a message.
August 8, 2015
For years, WWE fans ridiculed Rey Mysterio for having weak knees and needing quite a bit of time away from the ring. The masked performer recently mentioned that his knees are doing much better nowadays thanks to stem cell treatment. Mysterio also noted that it was his good friend, Charlie Haas, that introduced him to the doctor that does the procedure.
August 7, 2015