Rey Mysterio vs. Sin Cara at WrestleMania is a dream matchup that’s been talked about since the moment that Mistico signed with the WWE last year and became known as Sin Cara.
These are arguably the two most popular and well-known Hispanic wrestlers on the planet, and a bout between them is something that would have a worldwide appeal and likely be great wrestling-wise. Injuries to both superstars last year has them still sitting on the sidelines, however, making it a lot less likely that we’ll see them face each other at WrestleMania 28.
Well, guess what? We might see Sin Cara and Mysterio at Mania after all. It just won’t be in a singles match.
According to F4WOnline.com, the following are the current rumored team member line-ups for the Laurinaitis vs Long WrestleMania 28 12 man tag team match:
David Otunga (confirmed)
Mark Henry (confirmed)
Alberto Del Rio
Santino Marella (confirmed)
Other names being considered are Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, Evan Bourne, or Ezekiel Jackson.
While most of the other names on both Team Long and Team Laurinaitis aren’t very surprising, it’s shocking to see both Mysterio and Sin Cara as possible members of the baby face squad.
We haven’t seen Mysterio in action since way back in August 2011, and Sin Cara hasn’t wrestled since Survivor Series in November. There have been no indications of their potential returns on either Raw or SmackDown, and there haven’t been any concrete health updates for either star.
Given the countless knee surgeries that Mysterio has gone through and how nasty Sin Cara’s injury looked, however, I would bet that this report turns out to be nothing more than a rumor. Although putting either superstar in 12-man match would limit the risk of injury, it would be a big waste to bring them back on such short notice and place them into a storyline that has an obvious outcome.
I think we’re all pretty convinced that Team Laurinaitis is going to win that bout (and the control of Raw and SmackDown that comes along with it), so why bring back both Mysterio and Sin Cara only to have them lose?
If they’re not going to have a singles match—and they shouldn’t since there’s no build to it—then don’t place them in a bout that will prevent two superstars who have actually been around for the last six months from getting on the WrestleMania 28 card.