Mistico, a star from Mexico, was in San Jose on 2/27 at the SmackDown/ECW taping. He was given a tryout match before fans arrived at the arena. According to reports weâ<80><99>ve received, WWE officials were very pleased with what they saw from Mistico. He is said to have impressed several of the SmackDown superstars, which is not an easy thing to do considering the talent they already have on the roster. One person said that he was expected to be much smaller because he was built-up as a small version of Rey.
His tryout went well enough that many expect him to get an official money offer this week. However, if Mistico accepts WWEâ<80><99>s offer, we wonâ<80><99>t see him on WWE Television any time soon. The WWE would have to work at getting him some full working papers, which is a very lengthy process. Some have even suggested him spending time in a developmental territory to learn some â<80><9c>grab a holdâ<80> American style and pacing as well as learning some English.
His tryout, however, did bring up several issues with his current promotion, CMLL. Considering he is the biggest draw in Mexico, CMLL is willing to do whatever it takes to prevent losing a star at his caliber. CMLL threatened future bookings and even a call to immigration for Mistico working without a visa. Those threats a result of Misticoâ<80><99>s tryout being held without an audience.
Weâ<80><99>ll have more on this story as information becomes available.