The following is a new blog-style compilation of tweets from the official Twitter page of former WWE creative team member Court Bauer:
Mistico inking with WWE continues the trend of shaking things up – that’s a good thing. But and it’s a big but it’s going to be a tough road for the silver masked sensation.
In late 2006, I pushed for WWE to pursue bringing Mistico’s talents to Stamford. Vince McMahon had mandated more Latin talent on the show (and rightfully so!) and at the time who fit the bill better than the KING of the Arena Mexico BO – Mistico!
We brought him to our shows and there was a buzz amongst the boys. They knew this guy was legit as did many of us behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, there were key people who found ways to ice a deal: “He doesn’t speak English! How’s he gonna draw?”, “Dang (yes really) he’s so SMALL!”, “he’s gotta work on those punches,” “he can’t sell because of that MASK?” and on and on.
Here’s thing about “change” and WWE – if you want to change things, it starts at the core of the operations, not the secondary, etc. for those very same people who 86’d Mistico in ’06 are still there & are still big time players today & their vision remains the same Will they back Mistico all the way? Will the champion him to WrestleMania 30?
Time will tell but one thing is for sure: Given their underperformance, PPV buys, thin roster, etc WWE can’t afford to NOT to change.
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