I'm speaking, of course, about the International Sensation, Sin Cara. Sin Cara has been pegged by many as the replacement for WWE's original masked Superstar, Rey Mysterio. Though with that said, and with the matches I've seen, I'm starting to think Sin Cara may be more hype than most people think.
Sin Cara debuted on Monday Night RAW not too long ago in a scene where he attacked then-United States Champion Sheamus. An impressive debut, to say the least, and while it showed athleticism, it was nothing we haven't really seen before.
Now, the same week, Sin Cara showed up on SmackDown, interrupting Jack Swagger and Michael Cole in a promo. During the attack, Sin Cara showed a lot of speed and agility in the ring, but this week showed nothing special, this attack falling short of the one from RAW.
Granted, these were basically exhibitions, but I think, in reality, Sin Cara falls short on the list of WWE's High Flyers—specifically, Rey Mysterio and John Morrison. His Cross body block was good, but John Morrison's Springboard 450 Plancha gets the nod as the more impressive maneuver (though Sin Cara gets points for height).
The attack on Swagger, while he was fast, wasn't really as flashy as I thought it'd be. The ending, his Corkscrew Plancha to the outside, was good, but it's been used not only by John Morrison, but on NXT by one Heath Slater as well.
Sin Cara is good, but I just think the IWC and WWE are over-hyping this man. He's good, he's great even, but spectacular? I'm on the fence as far as that goes.
Later, Sin Cara had his first match in the WWE when he faced Primo. The match was solid save for a botch, where I was actually really impressed by one move he did, and that was reversing a powerbomb attempt by Primo into one of his own. Aside from that, the match was pretty decent. Lots of hurricanranas and flips, but those all seemed like things I'd expect Evan Bourne and Kofi to do, and have seen them done, at times better than what Cara has shown.
His finisher, while nice, is nothing new (to me, anyway, as I've seen it several times watching Kazarian from TNA pull the move off, calling it The Flux Capacitor).
Frankly, I'm not really impressed. He's good, but he's got a long way to go before he can be considered one of the best High Flyers in my book—especially with guys like Morrison, Bourne, Kingston and of course Rey still on the roster. Sin Cara has been pretty over-hyped if you ask me, especially considering the talent on the roster.
Hurricanranas can be done just as well, if not better, by Evan and Rey. Planchas and tilt-a-whirl headscissors can be pulled off by Kofi and Morrison. Morrison can even do a standing version of Sin Cara's finisher, so you have to believe he could just as easily do it from the top rope.
Granted, I understand that it can be difficult to come up with something new. Innovation is hard in a sport like this. So many people looking to climb the ladder. Odds are just about every move has been done in some form or another. Still, Sin Cara has to find his groove, and while I think it'll happen, it'll take some time.
So what do you think? Is Sin Cara overrated? Am I insane?
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!