Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio lost the No. 1 contender spot to the WWE Tag Team Championship at the 2012 Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view event, falling to Team Rhodes Scholars at Brooklyn's Barclay Center on Sunday night.
By the looks of it, pride might not be the only thing that the man formerly known as Mistico hurt.
According to multiple sources watching the broadcast, the ending of the fight was one that didn't look favorable to Sin Cara's chances of suiting up for the next PPV event.
Arda Ocal of the Baltimore Sun was one of the first to report that teammate Rey Mysterio had to help out Sin Cara as he hobbled out of the ring and backstage.
Not sure if seen on broadcast: Rey Mysterio untied Sin Cara's boot, he and ref helped him to the back. Looked like he was hobbling. #WWETLC— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) December 17, 2012
The Solomonder, host of the radio show Sound Off, also weighed in on the event, another potential injury for the beleaguered WWE star.
AWESOME finish!But Sin Cara may be hurt.They took his boot off and he had to be helped out, limping badly. #WWETLC— The Solomonster (@solomonster) December 17, 2012
The card got started off with Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow, otherwise known as Team Rhodes Scholars, facing off against the masked duo. It wasn't the best match the card has to offer, but the audience certainly seemed to enjoy the show as Sin Cara was flying through the table before the match ended.
Team Rhodes Scholars coasted to the victory after that, taking home the No. 1 contender spot. It appeared then that Mysterio and a referee had to help Sin Cara take off his boot before exiting the arena.
It's unclear the extent of the malady or if it was just a bad spill after being thrown around in this Tag Team contenders match. However, it is something to monitor going forward, and we'll continue to monitor his status heading into the 2013 slate of WWE action.
Ethan Grant is a featured columnist for B/R's Breaking News Team.