Sin Cara Talks Latin American Talent Situation In WWE – Since Andrade requested and was ultimately granted his release earlier this year, the conversation about WWE’s treatment of Latin American talent has been resurrected. Over the years, many have criticized how Hispanic wrestlers have fared in the company, mentioning how main event caliber Superstars would go months without appearing on television.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc, former WWE superstar Cinta de Oro (fka Sin Cara, Hunico) detailed his frustrations with the lack of prominent Latino representation in WWE.
“I never wanted to get into this conversation, but I feel like we need to now,” Cinta said. “It’s true. With everything that is going on in the world, the Latinos or Mexicanos can never really join forces to do something powerful. It’s always been other people. You can see what’s happened nowadays when the Black Lives Matter movement started. It was great to see all them join together and do something positive for everybody, for the community. And when that happened everybody in WWE was a champion, right? Bobby Lashley, New Day, all those guys. Which is great, they’re good friends of mine and I love them, but what about us? We want a shot. We want an opportunity.”
Beyond the lack of pushes, Cinta noted he’s noticed trends with how WWE positions their Latino talent on the card.
“You realize certain things. Now that Andrade asked for his release, they kept Santos Escobar as champion last week,” Cinta said. “Now they took the championship off him, and they made Raquel [Gonzalez] a champion in NXT. Which is great, you know, I understand. But why do you have to wait until something like that happens to give an opportunity to the Latinos, to the Mexicanos, because something negative came out about your company? It’s very obvious, and it’s very sad for a lot of the boys that are there right now.
In the time since the interview was recorded, Kalisto has been released from WWE, but numerous other Latino superstars are active on the main roster. Cinta cited a number of names that he saw take over on the independent scene, but have still yet to get their due in WWE.
“For Angel Garza, for [Humberto] Carrillo, for Lince [Dorado], for Kalisto, for [Gran] Metalik. All those guys are very talented. They can give excuses for certain things, like, ‘Oh, he isn’t physically fit.’ Look at Kalisto! Kalisto is in the best shape of his life, and he hasn’t wrestled in like 180 days on television,” Cinta said. “Look at Metalik. Metalik was a world champion wherever he went. In Japan, in Mexico, he’d hold like five, ten titles at the same time for one time in his career. He has never done anything close to that in WWE. Garza was an independent worker that was well-known all over the place, doing a lot of things. Carrillo is an amazing talent. He’s a young kid who can wrestle well, but unfortunately they don’t give those guys an opportunity to really succeed. It’s tough, it’s a tough situation, but now people can see I didn’t leave because of my ego or because I thought I was better than anybody else. I just wanted a shot.”
Sin Cara Talks Latin American Talent Situation In WWE