Cinta de Oro, formerly known as Sin Cara in WWE, has opened up about the AAA show where he appeared under his WWE moniker, and if any heat followed.
“Well, I did a presentation for AAA in Mexico two weeks after I was granted my release and there was a lot of stuff on social media that I was going to get sued and all kinds of stuff by WWE, this and that, but I’ve always done things the right way.
“I called the office and I asked them, ‘You know what? They asked me to do this, can you guys give me permission?’ And they said, yes. That’s why I did it. I wasn’t going to do nothing that was going to jeopardise my career in any way, shape or form and it was a lot of fun to be able to do it.”
However, a phone call came from the office asking about the use of WWE in the show.
“After that day, I got a call from the office again, like, ‘Why did they use WWE?’ and things like that. I was like, ‘I don’t know. I have no idea. I thought I was going to do a run-in and that was it,’ and it was true. I didn’t have any idea they were going to use that – and that’s when they called me but I told them, ‘No, that’s the last time I will do this. Don’t worry about it, I’ll change my name,’ and that was it. That was it. But it was a lot of fun to be able to do it and be back in Mexico again and feeling the crowd and the emotion of being around the locker room with a lot of the friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. So it was cool.”
The former Lucha Dragon also went on to speak on his relationship with Vince McMahon, saying he never knocked on the WWE CEO’s door.
“I know he’s always been a busy guy. He’s a workaholic, man. And I understand, you know, a lot of things that he does and he’s a businessman at the end of the day and I don’t wish nothing bad for nobody in the company. I had great times there, but obviously there were a lot of things that I wasn’t agreeing with. I never went to his office and knocked on the door. Never. I never waited outside his office trying to see if he’d talk to me. Why would I do that? You know, like I work for your company. If I work for your company and I’m putting my life on the line every time, I think we should have the time to be able to talk to our boss and communicate what we want and how we feel, and I don’t think it was something that I was going to do – just wait there for two or three hours to see if he could talk to me.”
“The interactions that I always had with him, they were really cool. I never had a problem with him. He was always cool with me. The time that I dislocated my shoulder, I finished the match and I went to the trainer and he came after the show was over to check on me and how I was doing. I said, ‘I’m OK.’ And he said, “’ know you’re not, but you’re a tough…’ You know, he said another word and then he left – and it was pretty cool.”
The man formerly known as Hunico, though, said they just didn’t have a relationship, and that he didn’t feel like he should have had to knock a door down to get a chance.
“Other than that, me and him never really had like a relationship in that sense, because I don’t think it was one of those things that I need to do, knock on the door. If you’re going to use me, if I’m your talent, then why should I have to beg you or let you know my point of view if you already know that I’m here? You know my abilities. You know what I can do.”
Thank you to Cinta de Oro for taking the time. You can read the full interview here.