Fans remember Sin Cara’s original identity crisis. His usually explosively high flying and fan-friendly personality was suddenly replaced with a mean, angry demeanor that shocked everyone, including his opponent at the time, Daniel Bryan. Having matches with Daniel Bryan led to vicious attacks for the bearded one at the hands of Sin Cara, who he had before considered a friend and ally. Mattel commemorated their feud in Mattel WWE Battle Packs 17 with a Daniel Bryan and Sin Cara 2-pack.
Not only did this Battle Pack feature a folding chair, it included Sin Cara’s first ever Mattel WWE figure and an accurate Daniel Bryan figure to the time of the feud. Things were not all that they seemed, however, as Sin Cara returned to the WWE to confront…Sin Cara. It turned out that Hunico, at the time known as Sin Cara Negro, was imitating the masked warrior and causing trouble as he pretended to be the real Sin Cara. He was soon unmasked and has since adopted the Hunico look and style, as featured in this Mattel WWE Rumblers set with Rey Mysterio.
Hunico is a no-nonsense, street style wrestling performer who may have been put in his place by the real Sin Cara, but has proven he maintains his sneaky demeanor and is ready to attack at any moment.
In the meantime, Sin Cara went from a cold streak, to a hot streak, and back to a cold streak again, all the while gaining a tattoo that fans speculate looks mysteriously like Hunico’s. Hard to prove as no one knows exactly what Sin Cara looks like, but many wonder if Hunico has chosen to take up Sin Cara’s garb again. The question becomes, why has Hunico done this, and what has happened to the real Sin Cara, featured here in Mattel WWE Elite 25 with his latest (and possibly last) Elite figure?
With a watermelon-like, green zebra style print on his outfit, this Sin Cara may be the final incarnation of the ‘good’ Sin Cara the WWE Universe had gotten to know so well. A mystery that WWE refuses to comment on, as they have made no official statement as to the whereabouts, or even possibility of disappearance of any Sin Cara at all. In the meantime, fans have not seen Hunico appear and have only seen a Sin Cara that appears to have a tattoo extremely similar to that of Hunico’s tattoo. A possible coincidence or even a third person wearing the Sin Cara mask would surprise no member of the WWE Universe at this point. For now, Sin Cara figures continue to be released as normal (and without any additional tattoos) like the new 12-inch line in white.
Sin Cara’s 12-inch articulation and high flying ability may soon be a thing of the past, but for now fans continue to speculate about who the man behind the mask actually is.
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