In today's wrestling column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I explain the three problems he has and why that will prevent him from ever being successful in WWE.
Hindsight is 20/20, and we can now see a lot of problems. I wonder if WWE ever took them into consideration.
• Problem 1: His inability to speak clear English. The ability to communicate well is a big thing considering how important it can be working with someone in the ring. WWE has commonly put him in the ring with other Spanish-speaking wrestlers such as Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Primo, Epico and Hunico (who played Sin Cara Negro). Referee Rod Zapata is the official for nearly all of his matches because he speaks fluent Spanish.
• Problem 2: The mask. His name means “without face,” but that goes against what WWE is all about. They want emotion. They want facial expressions. They want you to play to the camera. Sin Cara can't do any of that because we can't see one bit of his face with the mask he wears. Mysterio's face can at least be partially seen, and his body language is so good you can tell what he is feeling.