Mistico replaced as Sin Cara again, probably on his way out of WWE

Sin Cara made his latest return to WWE TV tonight, upsetting Alberto Del Rio on RAW. Only it was clearly not our old friend Mistico, but someone else in the costume. Things are happening.

The Sin Cara on Raw appeared to be Hunico, though they did not acknowledge any switch. Tonight’s Sin Cara and Hunico have the same tattoo. After this match, and probably after he had gotten a hundred replies on Twitter, Mistico I posted an update from Mexico City on FourSquare moments after the match ended. There’s a screenshot here in case it gets deleted, which it may – exposing a switch like that is enough to get someone fired or banished. Mistico I is either really dumb, really wants to be fired, or knows he’s already done in WWE and just doesn’t care. Maybe some combination of all of those.

Mistico’s probably headed to AAA at some point in the future. It’s been the most likely next destination for years. It’s more likely Mistico would work the ex-WWE circuit of indy shows or go to Japan than go back to CMLL, best I can tell.

It’s now more a matter of when Mistico’s able to go elsewhere. He may be hoping to get released immediately. He may have have a standard three year contract and would be free to move on in January/February. It’s possible he may be stuck in WWE longer – there was said to be a provision in Rey Misterio’s contract which allowed WWE to extend his contract because he missed so much time due to injury. Sin Cara missed nearly as much time if WWE wanted to make an issue out of it. It’d be just to bench him – barring an amazing reversal, Mistico’s not going to be in the Sin Cara costume again.

This is coming to an end. WWE seemed to move on Monday and Mistico will do the same sometime in the near future.

Oficial AK47 loses his hair, Angel de Oro out

IWRG (SUN) 12/01/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Hip Hop Man & Látigo b Araña de Plata & Zurdog
2) Imposible & Kalim Black b Dragón Celestial & Mr. Leo
3) Golden Magic, Relámpago, Veneno b Danny Casas, El Hijo del Diablo, Picudo Jr.
Veneno pinned Picudo.
4) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Toscano b Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova
Purpura shooting star press on Super Nova.
5) Oficial AK47 L Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Apolo Estrada Jr., X-Fly [hair]
Apolo took AK47’s hair. IWRG recap notes Apolo actually earned the first submission, freeing him from the match, but strangely stuck around until the end to get the win.

Angel de Oro is off this week’s shows due to a knee injury. CMLL announced (!) substitutions: Delta in tonight in Puebla, Super Porky on Tuesday and Fuego in on Sunday.

AAA briefly comes up on this week’s MLW Radio. Konnan mentions a big surprise at the end of the show which will set up stories for next year. Konnan thought all they did with AJ Styles was very good, but TNA pretty much wasted it. Konnan says four of AAA’s luchadors will be going to TNA for a “world tournament” – that sounds like one of TNA’s One Night Only shows which no one seems to watch.

A Kaiser Sports interview with Horuz (very sad about losing his mask, will have to rethink his entire life) mentions at the end that TxT is “considering” tours of China, Europe or the US (including New York City). I am skeptical.

DTU announced Pesadilla & Super Crazy would be on their sixth anniversary show, and Kaleth, Angel del Misterio and Rey Celestial would be in a six way mask match. There are more announcements coming today. No results from the DTU shows yet, but we know Heavy Metal attacked Crazy Boy to set up something with them. That’s probably also the anniversary show.

Rafael el Maya says he’s happy with the work he’s getting now that he’s left CMLL.

Lucha Libre in Japan

12/02 AJPW: Dark Ozz [O] & Dark Cuervo DQ KENZO [X] & D’Lo Brown
Hooray! Ozz & Cuervo have a win and are 1-2. The story here is Kenzo has some scheme which involves throwing every match so they’re fresh for the one match he cares about. That match is not this match but a win’s a win.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 12/05/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Látigo vs Zurdog
2) Alfa, Dragón Celestial, Omega vs Douki, Imposible, Kalim Black
3) Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) Canis Lupus vs Golden Magic [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Canis Lupus is champion. Second defense.
5) Alan Extreme, Máscara Púrpura, Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, X-Fly

so the Traumas are rudos? Okay.

This appears to be the TV taping day (until AYM changes their mind again) and I like the undercard.