Masked Wrestler Shenanigans: WWE's Rumored Sin Cara Substitution Is Nothing New

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Masked Wrestler Shenanigans: WWE's Rumored Sin Cara Substitution Is Nothing New
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Rising WWE star Sin Cara

As I noted yesterday, WWE is reportedly considering using developmental wrestler Hunico in the Sin Cara gimmick until the end of the latter's suspension for failing a drug test.  There are rumblings that it could even become a permanent change. 

With Hunico having had issues with Sin Cara in the past because Hunico was named Mystico before Sin Cara was named Mistico, it's as if WWE is trying to make the situation as volatile and amusing as possible.

This is far from the first time that masked wrestlers' identities (obviously) being hidden has been exploited by wrestling promotions and dubious wrestlers.  They haven't just done this to keep a masked gimmick active. 

They've put masks on normally unmasked wrestlers when they were injured or left the promotion so they can pretend the wrestlers were still around.  They've put masks on wrestlers so they can work multiple matches without anyone noticing. 

They've stolen the gimmicks of popular masked wrestlers from other promotions.  Obscure wrestlers have bought costumes to pose as much more famous masked wrestlers. And so on.

Let's take a look and some of the things that promoters and wrestlers have (tried to) pull off.

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