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Paul Heyman Told Former WWE Superstar His Character Was “Dead”

Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman reportedly told Sin Cara, now wrestling as Cinta de Oro, that his character was “dead” ahead of the Mexican star’s WWE release.

Speaking with Fightful Select, Sin Cara revealed that his partnership with Catalina Garcia, aka Katrina Perez, only came together as the pair were to be used to get the now-released pair of Andrade and Zelina over on television, with long term plans for the pairing.

A very interesting addition is that Heyman reportedly told Cinta de Oro that the Sin Cara character was “dead” – suggesting he wouldn’t be used in a meaningful storyline again.

Paul Heyman even told Sin Cara himself that “the Sin Cara character was dead.”

Cinta de Oro also recently spoke with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy about his run in WWE, noting that he didn’t have much of a relationship with Vince McMahon.

“No, I mean, 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.”
Cinta de Oro went on to say he never knocked on Vince McMahon’s door.

“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.”

Sin Cara did say that any interactions he had with Vince McMahon were positive, pin-pointing one time where he dislocated his shoulder.

“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, ‘I 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 on the door of Vince McMahon 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.”

H/T Fightful Select.