Místico

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This article is about the original Místico. For the second performer under the ring name, see Místico II.
Místico
Sin Cara in June 2011.jpg
Urive as Sin Cara in June 2011.
Birth name Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde[1]
Born (1982-12-22) December 22, 1982 (age 31)[2]
Mexico City, Distrito Federal[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Dr. Karonte, Jr.[3]
Astro Boy[3]
Komachi[3]
Místico[3]
Sin Cara[4]
Sin Cara Azul[5]
Myzteziz[6]
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[7][8]
Billed weight 180 lb (82 kg)[7]
Billed from Mexico City, Mexico[7][8]
Trained by Tony Salazar[9]
Dr. Karonte[2]
Fray Tormenta[9]
Debut April 30, 1998[2]

Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde[1] (born December 22, 1982) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler, currently signed to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and World Wrestling League (WWL).[10] He is best known for his time in the lucha libre promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) under the ring name Místico, where since 2006 he was the main técnico (face/storyline hero) in CMLL and the biggest box office draw in all of Mexico. Místico is Spanish for "Mystic", a religious ring character who is the storyline protégé of the wrestling priest Fray Tormenta. From March 2011 to October 2013, Urive was signed to WWE, where he worked under the ring name Sin Cara (Spanish for "Without Face" or "Faceless").[4][11] After his release from WWE, Urive continued using the Sin Cara ring name while working for Mexican independent promotions and WWL, before signing with AAA in February 2014, adopting the new ring name Myzteziz.

Urive is the son of Manuel Almanza, who wrestled under the ring name "Dr. Karonte", the brother of wrestlers Astro Boy, Argos, Argenis and Mini Murder Clown,[12] the cousin of wrestler Magnus and the nephew of CMLL booker Tony Salazar.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Training and early career (1998–2003)[edit]

Urive was trained for his professional wrestling debut by his father and his uncle Tony Salazar who is a retired wrestler that works as a booker for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Mexico's oldest and largest wrestling promotion. Místico made his debut on April 30, 1998 working as "Dr. Karonte, Jr." at the age of 15. In 2000 he changed his ring name to "Astro Boy" in honor of his older brother who had died months earlier, who had worked as the original Astro Boy. Later on he was joined by another brother who worked as "Astro Boy II" to form a tag team. In 2003 Místico travelled to Japan to work for Michinoku Pro where he was billed as "Komachi", a ring persona he took over from fellow luchador Volador, Jr. who had played the part for about a year.[13]

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre[edit]

El Principe de Plata y Oro (2004–2009)[edit]

In 2004, Urive was repackaged as Místico and given an elaborate back story to go with his new ring persona. Místico (the character) was an orphan taken in by the wrestling priest Fray Tormenta and taught to wrestle by him before making his debut for CMLL in 2004. CMLL had tried to use the storyline previously with El Sagrado, but it had failed to take off. Following his debut as Místico he began teaming with Volador, Jr. and Misterioso II, working the second or third match of the card. He participated in the 6th Annual Leyenda de Plata tournament but did not make it past the first round.[14] He had more success in the 2004 Gran Alternativa tag team tournament, which he won with established star El Hijo del Santo.[15] After winning the Gran Alternativa, Místico was nicknamed El Principe de Plata y Oro (the Prince of Silver and Gold), after the main colors of his outfits. Shortly afterward, the bookers began teaming him with other established técnicos (faces), such as Negro Casas and Shocker, against the top rudo (heel) groups, Los Guerreros del Infierno and La Furia del Norte. His stature made him an underdog and his high-flying moves, such as diving armdrags, made him popular with Mexico City crowds. Wrestling Observer voted Místico the 2006 "Performer of the Year", "Biggest Box Office Draw", and "Best Flying Wrestler" in their "Year-End Awards". He was also ranked third in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's list of the top 500 wrestlers of 2007.

Luchador Místico poses for the crowd.

In 2005, he continued working against Los Guerreros, winning important singles matches against Rey Bucanero, Mephisto and Tarzan Boy in CMLL's secondary arena, Arena Coliseo. He won his first title by defeating Guerreros member Averno for the NWA World Middleweight Championship on February 11.[16] The match was well received by the audience in attendance and fans near the ring threw money into the ring as a sign of appreciation. Two weeks later, he participated in his first singles main event match when he faced Los Guerreros leader Último Guerrero in Arena México. He won the fall in two falls after Guerrero was disqualified in the first fall and was pinned in the second with a small package. The match sparked a program with the recently turned Dr. Wagner, Jr. teaming with Místico against Último Guerrero and Rey Bucanero. After that program died down, Místico became involved in a feud with Perro Aguayo, Jr. and his Los Perros del Mal group. After defeating Aguayo in a singles match, the two exchanged hair versus mask challenges so Místico was added to the already planned eight-man cage match where the last man in the cage lost his hair or mask. Místico joined Negro Casas, Heavy Metal, Universo 2000 and Máscara Mágica against Aguayo's group consisting of Damián 666, Halloween and Héctor Garza leading up to the match but neither Místico or Aguayo were involved in the finish of the match where Damián pinned Máscara Mágica. In September, he reheated his feud with Último Guerrero with another singles match but in the third fall, he was attacked by Atlantis, turning Atlantis heel. Místico worked a short program with Atlantis but after he defeated Atlantis in a singles match in October, Atlantis focused more on former tag partner Blue Panther.

Místico in January 2006.

In 2006, Místico was the biggest star in Mexico. He main evented eighteen events during the year that drew more than ten thousand people. In the early part of the year, he teamed up with Black Warrior in two unsuccessful CMLL World Tag Team Championship challenges. In the second one, Black Warrior turned on Místico and the two began a feud. While Black Warrior was wrestling in Japan, Místico and Negro Casas defeated Averno and Mephisto for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship on April 14. When Warrior returned, the feud picked up again and Black Warrior handed Místico his first major singles defeat when he pinned him and took his NWA Middleweight Championship on a May 12 Arena México show. On September 29, Místico defeated Black Warrior in a mask versus mask match in the main event of the CMLL 73rd Anniversary Show, his first major mask win.[17] On April 10, 2007, Místico defeated Mephisto to capture the CMLL World Welterweight Championship.[18]

Sometime in 2007, WWE offered Místico a contract but, due to commitments with CMLL, he was unable to sign with them at the time. Reportedly, the likes of Dean Malenko, Paul London, and Rey Mysterio pushed WWE to offer him a deal in 2007–2008. In December 2007, the Mexico City newspaper Récord reported that WWE was back in talks with Místico. In March 2008, it was reported that Místico contacted Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) to see if they were interested in having him work for their company but once again Místico's CMLL commitment kept the parties from reaching a deal.[19] On March 10, 2008, Místico and Héctor Garza won the CMLL World Tag Team Championship by defeating Averno and Mephisto.[20] In April, the commission declared the title vacant after a match resulted in a double disqualification. Místico and Garza reclaimed the tag team title by defeating Averno and Mephisto in a rematch.[21] They eventually lost the title to Averno and Mephisto in December.[20][21][22]

Místico being lifted up by Héctor Garza, his former CMLL World Tag Team Championship partner.

After the team with Garza broke up Místico began working a storyline feud against La Peste Negra ("the Black Plague"), a group consisting of Negro Casas, El Felino and Mr. Niebla. On March 20, 2009, Místico lost his CMLL Welterweight Championship to Negro Casas in one half of the main event of the 2009 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show.[23] Subsequently, challenges were made for a Lucha de Apuesta between Místico and either El Felino or Mr. Niebla, but those plans were soon replaced by an Apuesta between Místico and Negro Casas, as the main event of the CMLL 76th Anniversary Show on September 18, 2009. Místico won the match two falls to one, resulting in Negro Casas was shaved bald. After the match Místico made an Apuesta challenge to El Felino, Casas' cornerman.[24] On December 11, 2009, Místico won a cage match against El Sagrado, Blue Panther, El Terrible, El Felino, El Texano, Jr., Hijo del Fantasma and Naito to win the Festival Mundial de Lucha Libre (World Festival of Wrestling) championship.[25]

Feuding with Volador, Jr. (2010–2011)[edit]

On January 22, 2010 Místico teamed up with Averno to participate in CMLL's Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles ("National Amazing Pairs tournament"), a tournament where CMLL teams up a Tecnico (Místico) and a Rudo (Averno) for a tournament. On the night of the tournament Místico and Averno showed some surprising team unity by wearing outfits that mixed the style of each wrestler. In the first round the team defeated Ephesto and Euforia, not showing any friction between the two, despite their long history of animosity. In the second round Místico's attitude seemily changed as he began attacking Volador, Jr., someone he usually teams with. Místico even went so far as to ripping up Volador's mask, a rudo move, and won the match after an illegal low blow to Volador, Jr. After the match Místico took the microphone and claimed that "all was fair in war and defending Mexico City", a comment that drew a lot of boos from the crowd. Místico continued to work a Rudo style in the semi-final match, ripping at Máscara Dorada's mask. When Místico's team lost to Dorada and Atlantis the two tecnicos argued after the match.[26] Further hints at Místico potentially turning Rudo came a few days later as Volador, Jr. challenged Místico to a one on one match, a Super Libre (match with no rules) match if Místico would agree to it.[27] The two met in the main event of an Arena México show on February 5, 2010, and this time Místico was clearly a Rúdo, tearing so viciously at Volador's mask that a new mask had to be brought to the ring during falls. In the second fall Místico pulled his mask off and threw it to Volador, Jr. in an attempt to get Volador, Jr. disqualified. The end came when Volador, Jr. reversed Místico's La Mística and won by applying the same move to Místico.[28] On February 12, 2010, Místico lost the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship to Volador, Jr. losing two falls to one.[29] Místico, Volador, Jr., La Sombra and El Felino faced off in a four-way Lucha de Apuesta main event at the 2010 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas. Místico was not one of the first two pinned, allowing him to keep his mask.[30] Following Dos Leyendas Místico announced that he was done being a rúdo and returned to the técnico side, although Volador, Jr. remained suspicious of Místico. The storyline between the two cooled off for a bit, but in late May 2010 tension resumed as Místico and Volador, Jr. faced off once again over the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship, with Volador, Jr. retaining the title. At the 2010 Sin Salida event, the two were on opposite sides of a Relevos incredibles; Místico teamed with Máscara Dorad and Mr. Águila while Volador, Jr. teamed with Averno and Negro Casas. Averno came to the ring wearing the same combined Averno/Místico mask he had worn for the Parejas Incredibles tournament and tried to convince Místico to join the rúdo side, only to turn around and reveal that both he and Volador, Jr. were wearing a combined Averno/Volador, Jr. mask underneath. Volador, Jr. worked as a rúdo throughout the match, losing the match for his team when he tried to cheat but was caught by the referee.[31] On July 12, 2010, at the Promociones Gutiérrez 1st Anniversary Show, Místico participated in a match where 10 men put their mask on the line in a match that featured five pareja incredibles teams, with the losing team being forced to wrestle each other with their mask on the line. His partner in the match was El Oriental, facing off against the teams of Atlantis and Olímpico, La Sombra and Histeria, El Alebrije and Volador, Jr., Último Guerrero and Averno.[32] Místico and El Oriental were the last team, forcing them to face off in match. Místico won, forcing El Oriental to remove his mask and show his face.[33] At the CMLL 77th Anniversary Show, Místico was one of 14 men putting their mask on the line in a Luchas de Apuestas steel cage match; he was the 11th and second to last man to leave the steel cage, keeping his mask safe.[34]

International travel (2008–2011)[edit]

Mephisto grabbing Místico's mask, a taboo in lucha libre culture.

In July 2008, Místico travelled to China and participated in the second Beijing International Martial Arts Training Camp, organized by Belgium-based martial arts instructor Mike Martello. Throughout the training camp, Místico received instruction in Chinese traditional wrestling (shuaijiao) from Shuaijiao expert Yu Shaoyi (two times regional champion of Beijing) and joint-locking techniques (Qinna) from Mike Martello. The event was covered by Televisa, and was broadcast in a series of 16 clips during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

On January 4, 2009, Místico made his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) at Wrestle Kingdom III in Tokyo Dome. Místico wrestled in the opening match, teaming with Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi to defeat Averno, Gedo and Jado when Místico made Averno submit using his trademark move "La Mística". After the match, Místico said he would like to return to NJPW and challenge for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.[35] On February 15, 2009, Místico successfully defended his CMLL Welterweight Championship against Mephisto on a NJPW show in Sumo Hall, Tokyo.[36] Místico injured his knee during the match, although he was back in action by the end of the week.[37] Místico, Misterioso, Jr., and Okumura were scheduled to work for NJPW in early May but the tour was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Swine flu pandemic.[38]

In August 2009 Místico completed his third tour with NJPW, accompanied by Okumura. On August 13, Místico teamed up with Tiger Mask IV to defeat Okumura and Tomohiro Ishii.[39] Two days later, Místico defeated Tiger Mask IV to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.[40] Upon his return to Mexico, Místico teamed with Tiger Mask IV and Shocker as they defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis, and Arkangel at Dragomania IV.[41] Místico had his first successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense on September 29, defeating Jushin Liger.[42] On November 8 at NJPW's Destruction '09 show Mistíco lost the IWGP title back to Tiger Mask.[43] Místico returned to Japan in January 2011, taking part in the CMLL and New Japan Pro Wrestling co–promoted Fantasticamania 2011 shows. On the first show on January 22 Místico teamed with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt in a six-man tag team match, in which they were defeated by Averno, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Tetsuya Naito, when Averno pinned Místico.[44] At the second show the following day, Místico defeated Averno in his final match for CMLL.[45][46]

WWE[edit]

Debut (2011)[edit]

Sin Cara teaming with John Cena at the WWE Raw tapings on April 18, 2011, in London, England.

On January 30, 2011 SuperLuchas Magazine confirmed that Urive had signed a contract with WWE.[47] On February 24, WWE held a press conference in Mexico City to introduce Urive under his new name, Sin Cara, which translates to "Faceless".[4] On March 25, Sin Cara made his WWE debut at a Raw live event at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Illinois, defeating Primo in a singles match.[48][49] On the April 4 episode of Raw, Sin Cara debuted, saving Daniel Bryan from an attack by WWE United States Champion Sheamus, and establishing himself as a face.[50] On that week's SmackDown, Sin Cara similarly appeared, this time attacking Jack Swagger and cementing his face status.[51] Sin Cara made his televised in-ring debut on April 11, defeating Primo.[52] The next week in London, Sin Cara teamed with John Cena to defeat the then WWE Champion, The Miz and Alex Riley.[53]

In the 2011 WWE Draft, Sin Cara was drafted to SmackDown!, making his first appearance as part of the roster on the April 29 episode with a win over Jack Swagger.[54][55] Sin Cara then started a storyline with Chavo Guerrero, who began guest commentating his matches and, much to Sin Cara's dismay, even helped him win matches by interfering in them.[56][57] Sin Cara made his pay-per-view debut on May 22 at Over the Limit, defeating Chavo Guerrero.[58] Afterward, Sin Cara moved on to feuding with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, while teaming with Daniel Bryan, with the two saving each other from two–on–one attacks on the June 3 and 10 epispdes of SmackDown.[59][60] Sin Cara's undefeated streak came to an end on the July 1 epispde of SmackDown, when he was defeated by Christian.[61]

On July 17, Sin Cara participated in the Money in the Bank ladder match at the eponymous pay-per-view, but failed to earn a World Heavyweight Championship match after being taken out of the match with a storyline injury.[62] The following day, WWE announced that it had suspended Sin Cara for 30 days for his first violation of its Wellness program.[63] Urive later claimed in an interview that he did not know what he had tested positive for and that he had received a routine injection for an injured knee in Mexico.[64]

Feud with Sin Cara Negro (2011–2012)[edit]

The Sin Cara character returned on the August 12 epispde of SmackDown, defeating Tyson Kidd;[65] however, with Urive still serving his suspension, for this appearance Sin Cara was portrayed by WWE developmental wrestler Jorge Arias.[66] After another week of Arias portraying Sin Cara, Urive returned under the mask on August 20 at a live event in Tacoma, Washington.[67][68] On August 26 it was reported that Urive had been sent home from the week's SmackDown tapings, with Arias once again appearing on TV under the Sin Cara mask.[69] During Urive's time away from WWE, the Sin Cara character seemingly turned heel by attacking Daniel Bryan.[70]

At the tapings of the September 16 episode of SmackDown, Urive returned as the original Sin Cara, confronting the impostor version of the character.[71][72] On September 19, on Raw, the original Sin Cara was booked to face Cody Rhodes, but was attacked by the impostor character prior to the match starting.[73] On the September 23 episode of SmackDown, the impostor Sin Cara attacked the original version during his match with Daniel Bryan, then took his place in the match and pinned Bryan for the win.[74] The following week the impostor revealed new black attire to distinguish himself from the original version, while also explaining that he was going to steal the Sin Cara identity from Urive, just as Urive had stolen the Místico identity from him, leading to a match between the two Sin Caras at Hell in a Cell.[75] To further distinguish the two characters, WWE began referring to the original as Sin Cara "Azul" (Blue) and the impostor as Sin Cara "Negro" (Black).[5] At the pay-per-view on October 2, Sin Cara Azul defeated Sin Cara Negro in a singles match.[76] Following Hell in a Cell, Sin Cara Azul was again attacked by Sin Cara Negro.[5] The rivalry culminated in a Mask vs. Mask match at the October 16 taping of SmackDown in Mexico City, where Sin Cara Azul was victorious, unmasking Sin Cara Negro by force after the match.[77][78] Afterward, the unmasked Sin Cara Negro changed his ring name to Hunico, aligned himself with Camacho and continued his rivalry with Sin Cara. Sin Cara was attacked by Hunico and Camacho on the November 4 episode of SmackDown.[79] On November 20, at Survivor Series, Sin Cara and Hunico were on opposite sides of a ten-man tag match. Sin Cara was eliminated after he suffered a legitimate patellar tendon rupture while diving out of the ring. He underwent surgery and was sidelined for over six months.[80][81]

The original Sin Cara (Luis Urive) often prevailed over the second Sin Cara, who later became Hunico. (front)

Sin Cara returned on May 19, 2012, at a house show in Florence, South Carolina, defeating Hunico in the opening match.[82] On the June 1 episode of SmackDown, Sin Cara returned to television in new red and white attire, defeating Heath Slater.[83][84] Three days later, Sin Cara returned to Raw, defeating old rival Hunico in a singles match.[85] This rekindled their feud, and on June 17 at No Way Out, Sin Cara defeated Hunico.[86] On the July 9 episode of Raw, Sin Cara defeated Heath Slater to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, but was unsuccessful in the match itself, which was won by Dolph Ziggler.[87][88]

Teaming with Rey Mysterio (2012–2014)[edit]

Sin Cara signing autographs.

In August, Sin Cara rekindled a feud with Cody Rhodes, who claimed that he was wearing a mask to cover his ugly face.[89][90] Sin Cara scored pinfall wins over Rhodes in consecutive matches on SmackDown and Raw, both times taking advantage of Rhodes trying to remove his mask.[89][90] He then also saved fellow masked wrestler Rey Mysterio from being unmasked by Rhodes and afterward teamed up with Mysterio to put one of his masks on Rhodes.[91] After defeating WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match,[92] Sin Cara was granted an opportunity to win the title at Night of Champions in a four-way match, which also included Rhodes and Mysterio and saw The Miz retain the title.[93] The following day on Raw, Sin Cara and Mysterio teamed up to defeat Epico and Primo in a tag team match.[94] Sin Cara and Mysterio entered a tournament to determine the number one contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship, defeating Epico and Primo and the Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young) to advance to the final.[95][96] Sin Cara and Mysterio lost the final of the tournament to the Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) on the October 22 episode of Raw.[97] At Survivor Series on November 19, Sin Cara and Mysterio were victorious in a 10-man elimination tag team match alongside Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, and Tyson Kidd against the Prime Time Players, Epico, Primo, and Tensai.[98] On December 16 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Sin Cara and Mysterio were defeated by Team Rhodes Scholars in a number one contenders Table match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.[99] Two days later on SmackDown, Sin Cara suffered a legitimate knee injury and was written off television following an attack by The Shield.[100]

Sin Cara returned on January 27, 2013, at the Royal Rumble, entering the Royal Rumble at number twenty-nine but was eliminated by Ryback.[101] On the following episode of SmackDown, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) in a non-title match.[102] After spending two months off television due to further injuries, Sin Cara returned at a WWE house show on May 10 in Shreveport, Louisiana, teaming up with Adrian Neville and Bo Dallas in a winning effort against Michael McGillicutty and The Prime Time Players.[103][104] Sin Cara returned to television on the May 15 episode of WWE Main Event, defeating Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match.[105] During the August 19 episode of Raw, Sin Cara dislocated his ring finger during a match with Alberto Del Rio.[106] Urive last wrestled as Sin Cara against Alberto Del Rio at a house show in Monterrey, Mexico on October 19.[11]

In January 2014, Urive announced that he would return to wrestling (not for WWE) in Mexico in February.[107] An interview of Urive that aired in late January saw Urive claim that while he had departed WWE, he still owned the Sin Cara character; Urive also blamed WWE for not allowing him to wrestle the style he used in Mexico.[108] WWE stated on March 27 that they had released Urive on March 26.[109]

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2014–present)[edit]

On February 19, 2014, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Urive had signed with Asistencia Asesoría y Administración and would be making his debut two days later.[110] At the end of AAA's February 21 event, AAA's main rudo stable, La Sociedad, attacked the promotion's top tecnico's with help from the debuting Black Warrior. This led to AAA president Marisela Peña Roldán revealing her own surprise wrestler, Urive, who appeared on the darkened entrance stage, but did not enter the ring or say anything.[111] It was later reported that Urive was under a WWE non-compete clause until May and could therefore not show his mask.[112] On May 17, Urive made another appearance, during which he was referred to only as a "mysterious wrestler", attacking La Sociedad and targeting especially his old rival Averno, who was making his AAA debut.[113][114] On May 28, AAA revealed promotional material, which suggested Urive would be returning to the Místico ring name,[115][116] however, on June 5, the promotion revealed his new ring name as Myzteziz. The ring name is exclusive to AAA and Urive will continue to work as Sin Cara outside of the promotion.[6] Myzteziz made his in-ring debut on June 7 at Verano de Escándalo, where he, Cibernético and La Parka defeated Averno, Chessman and El Hijo del Perro Aguayo in a six-man tag team main event, with Myzteziz submitting the AAA Latin American Champion Chessman for the win.[117] On August 17 at Triplemanía XXII, Myzteziz took part in a four-way elimination main event for Copa Triplemanía XXII. In the end, Myzteziz lost the match, after taking a low blow from the winner, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo.[118]

Other promotions (2014–present)[edit]

On January 31, 2014, Urive was announced as the new member of Puerto Rican promotion World Wrestling League (WWL), where he reprised his role as Sin Cara.[10] Sin Cara's first post-WWE match took place at his self-produced independent event on February 1, which featured wrestlers from both Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and CMLL. In the main event, Sin Cara teamed with his brother Argenis and La Sombra to defeat another one of his brothers, Argos, Black Warrior and El Oriental, submitting Warrior for the win with La Mística.[119] On March 1, Sin Cara defeated Black Warrior to win the vacant Baja Star's Wrestling (BSW) Intercontinental Middleweight Championship.[120]

Other media[edit]

Capitalizing on Místico's popularity, CMLL created a comic book starring Místico as an urban hero. The comic reached its 50th issue in December 2007. Místico starred in a music video for the song "Me Muero" by the Spanish pop group La 5ª Estación and in two music videos for Banda Pequeños Musical. In 2009, he starred in a commercial endorsing the PAN (National Action Party) political party in Mexico. Sin Cara appears as a playable character in the video games WWE '12, WWE '13 and WWE 2K14.

In wrestling[edit]

Sin Cara trampolining into the ring.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Baja Star's Wrestling
    • BSW Intercontinental Middleweight Championship (1 time, current)[120]
  • Festival Mundial de Lucha Libre
    • FMLL World Championship (1 time)[25]
  • Universal Wrestling Entertainment
    • Trofeo Bicentenario (2010)[150]

Luchas de Apuestas record[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Hair Místico and Volador Jr. Antrax and Ébola Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico October 17, 2004 [9]
Mask Místico Black Warrior Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico September 29, 2006 CMLL 73rd Anniversary Show[17]
Mask Místico El Hijo del Diablo Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico December 1, 2006 [154]
Mask Místico Sepulturero Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico State, Mexico January 27, 2007 [154]
Mask Místico Skayde Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico April 1, 2007 [154]
Hair Místico Misterioso Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico October 7, 2007 [9]
Hair Místico Negro Casas Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico September 18, 2009 CMLL 76th Anniversary Show[24]
Mask Místico El Oriental Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas July 12, 2010 Promociones Gutiérrez 1st Anniversary Show[Note 2][33]
Mask Sin Cara Azul Sin Cara Negro Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico October 21, 2011 [77]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ CMLL left the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in the late 1980s, but retains control of some titles with the "NWA" name; the NWA does not recognize or sanction any CMLL championship still bearing the NWA initials.
  2. ^ Last team in a 5-team Ruleta de la Muerte that also included Atlantis and Olímpico, Averno and Último Guerrero, El Alebrije and Volador, Jr., Histeria and La Sombra.

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