Sin Cara Returns to WWE

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Sin Cara Returns to WWE
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Masked Superstar Sin Cara made his return to WWE at last night’s Raw house show in Shreveport, La.

As PWTorch notes, the high-flyer teamed with NXT stars Bo Dallas and Adrian Neville to take on Michael McGillicutty and The Prime Time Players in a six-man tag team match.

The star has been out since March due to various injuries—most notably a concussion sustained during a TV match with Jack Swagger (F4Wonline via WrestlingInc).

(He was also plagued by knee issues at the end of 2012).

So, Sin Cara is back, but what exactly is he back for?

It’s hardly a secret that the wrestler’s WWE run has been a disappointment; I even listed him as one of the company’s biggest flops in a recent article.  

Sin Cara, formerly high-drawing mega-star Mistico in CMLL, joined the company two years ago buoyed by high hopes that he could be WWE’s next big babyface Hispanic star—a younger, healthier Rey Mysterio, essentially—but was soon damaged by various issues and problems.

Sin Cara and Rhodes take a minute out of their bout to discuss which of them gets worse treatment from the bookers. (WWE.com)

Then several reports emerged about the star garnering backstage heat for one infraction or another (F4Wonline via WrestlingInc).

Embarrassingly, he also got slapped with a suspension for violating the company’s drug policy only a few months after his debut.

Shortly after that, the star got stuck in the truly bizarre “Fake Sin Cara” angle which did neither him, nor his on-screen impostor Hunico, any real favors.  

To make matters worse, he then got badly injured at the 2011 Survivor Series event and was out for several months.   

2012 wasn’t much better for the 30-year-old.

Upon returning from injury, he floundered in the midcard for the most part.

Sin Cara wonders why his tag partner came to work dressed as a banana. (WWE.com)

A gleam of hope was offered when he formed a babyface tag team with Mysterio in the autumn, but their promising partnership soon evaporated thanks to Mysterio’s 1,495th knee injury and subsequent time off.

So, what is Sin Cara’s future role?

Will WWE make him a jobber once again? Will he find himself relegated to throwaway multi-man tag matches on seldom-watched shows like Main Event and Superstars?

Sin Cara knew his career had hit rock bottom when he was forced to dance with Brodus. (WWE.com)

Or, hey, maybe WWE management will revive his once-planned feud with Antonio Cesaro? (F4Wonline via Lords of Pain) That would at least be a step in the right direction, particularly considering how good Cesaro has been lately.

It’s probably too late for Sin Cara to be the big star people once hoped he could be—his credibility has simply taken too much of a knock over the past couple of years—but at the very least, the company can try to make him a respectable midcard act.

Otherwise, there really is no point in having him around.

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