WWE News: Backstage Heat on Sin Cara?

Sharon GlencrossContributor ISeptember 19, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Sin Cara is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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One thing is for sure: Sin Cara's time in WWE has gone far from smoothly.

Between Wellness Policy violations, injuries, botch-filled matches and an extremely muddled character direction (what was that whole deal with good/bad Sin Cara, anyway?), the former Mistico seems to be struggling to adjust to WWE.

Indeed, the hope that he would be the company's next big Mexican star seems to be slowly evaporating, with seemingly one problem after another.  

It gets worse. In this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that there is heat on him, with the Mexican superstar getting a reputation for being arrogant and getting a "big head":

Meltzer writes:

This isn’t new, but we heard this week that Sin Cara “is back” to not endearing himself to the locker room with all the walking around like he’s a star, and big head references.

As mentioned, this isn't the first time such reports have surfaced. Last year, in the July 15th Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer noted that the star rubbed some people the wrong way when he first came into the company: 

He came in and the negatives were all things people should have realized going in. There were complaints about him “acting like he was a star” backstage, when in fact, he was a star at the same level as John Cena since 2006, just in another world.

In what is likely a bid to aid Sin Cara's struggling career, WWE has paired him with Rey Mysterio in recent matches, with the two forming a babyface tag team and Mysterio doing the talking. However, whether this can save the former CMLL star from his off-screen behaviour remains to be seen.