Sin Cara says he’s a free agent and has rights to that name

Sin Cara made his first post-WWE appearance on tonight’s Tercera Caida, starting at the 33:30 mark. He also talked for about 20 more minutes on the after the cameras segment.

Sin Cara made a lot of declarations, but the biggest were about his name and future. Sin Cara stated he had legal rights to that name and would continue using it in Mexico. Cara was using a slightly modified version of his WWE mask (eye holes restored to bring back the white contacts) and will be using that mask going forward. WWE and CMLL have both appeared to make claims on both the look and identity, but Sin Cara said he owned both and had people legally taking care of it.

Sin Cara also said he was out of his WWE contract, had the option to return, but would probably not. Sin Cara said he wanted to wrestle everywhere as an independent, and not be tied to one company, similar to statements Dr. Wagner Jr. and LA Park have made in the past. Sin Cara brought up lots of promotions – including CMLL, AAA, TxT and NJPW – as places to go, but his freedom seemed more important than the destination.

As of now, he’s only committed to two matches – the 02/01 Sin Cara Gym Anniversary show (which will include Argenis, Argos, Mini Monster Clown and planned to have past mask victims Oriental & Black Warrior ) and the previously announced 03/01 Baja Stars Wrestling Tijuana show. He’s got his legal representation taking care of these shows and said the 03/01 show wasn’t totally certain.

There’s a lot more to unpack, and I’ll try to do that tomorrow.

Copa Arena Aficion, Sin Cara, Super Fly

indy (TUE) 01/21/2014 Arena Aficion [Estrellas del Ring]
3) Flyer, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Maldito Jr., Zumbi vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Guerrero Mixtico [Copa Arena Aficion 62, seeding battle royal]
seeding battle royal
4) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Golden Magic b Dinamic Black & Guerrero Mixtico
losers from the battle royal
5) Flyer & Maldito Jr. b Huracan Ramirez Jr. & Zumbi
winner from the battle royal, winners face off for copa
6) Flyer b Maldito Jr. [Copa 62 Arena Aficion]

Upset win for the CMLL rookie. He’s been a regular here.

There will be Sin Cara discussion on today’s Tercera Caida (11pm). A fun time for all! Luchas 2000 proclaims Sin Cara is returning to wrestle in Mexico, as if this was a decision Sin Cara made. It does looks like all of the Karontes are working the Sin Cara Gym Anniversary show.

It’s a very slow news day and I’m still not writing much about the WON awards. People who mostly watch US and Japan stuff liked stuff mostly from US and Japan, this is not very useful info to this site.

Super Fly was offended by having to listen to rookie Venum and Ludxor’s ideas and Aerostar picking them over the guy who beat Super Calo for his mask, so he had no choice but to turn on Aerostar again.

Psycho Clown, Pentagon, Faby Apache and Cuervo appeared at the press conference in Toluca for that AAA TV taping. At the press conference for the Guerrero Negro TV taping, Cibernetico said his most dificult match will be his last.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Eric R reviews Uprising Lucha Libre 01/18.

Los Colisenos has thoughts on the CMLL luchadors (they need to get the newer people into the bigger matches and use more outsiders) and Mistico’s failure in WWE (feeling it drops him out of the 25 luchadors of all time.)

Felina Metalika talks about her match with Baby Star this weekend on the Toryumon show.

Interview and bio of Espartco.

Chik Tormenta is returning to Japan in mid February.

Crazy Star is heading to Guatemala and El Salavador for a couple weeks.

Lineups

PROLLM (SUN) 01/26/2014 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Aftiel vs Clark
2) Aeronix & Locki vs Orbit 2000 & SWAT
3) Kruene, Teseo, Ultimo Corcel vs Betos Boy, Chicago Rush, Niebla Negra I
4) Aramis, Dinamic King, Justiciero vs Demonio Baltazar, Forastero, Reyo Felino
5) Iron Love, Judas el Traidor, Magnifico vs Aeroboy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Violento Jack

Notable only because Guerrero Maya teaming up with Aeroboy & Violento Jack is so weird.

WWL (FRI) 03/07/2014 Arena Xalapa
1) Corsario De Fuego, Eslabon Perdido, Peligro vs Destello Azul, Flayer Boy, Linterna Verde
2) Zeuxis vs Paloma Rouse
maybe changed
3) Skayde, Vengador Radioactivo, Zumbi vs Astro Rey Jr., El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
4) Cien Caras Jr. vs Leon Apolo
5) Sabu vs X-Fly
6) Mr. E & Sexy B vs Hijo De Dos Caras & Sicodélico Jr. [WWL TAG]
7) Carlito & Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin
8) Blue Demon vs Monster Pain [WWL WORLD]
Monster Pain is champion

Same card in Puebla the next day (including the Xalapa local guys making the trip), and these are generally the same cards as in DF.