Cinta de Oro, formerly known as Sin Cara in WWE, has opened up about the backstage altercations he was part of in WWE, and addressed the rumours that he was sent to anger management classes.
The former WWE Superstar told Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy about an argument he had backstage with Cesaro, prompting a question about the altercations he reportedly had with the likes of Chris Jericho and Simon Gotch, and the anger management classes which reportedly followed.
“Well, yeah, I got sent to anger management classes, that’s true. That’s very true. Yeah, I got sent to anger management classes. That’s true. And well, I had to do it because I had a couple of altercations throughout my career in the company.”
Cinta de Oro went on to say disagreements are just the nature of the business, and that no grudges are ever held.
“But, you know, the thing about about us is that, you know, as wrestlers, as performers, we may have a disagreement one day and we can take it out on ourselves and then the next day we’ll be fine. No grudge. Nothing. It was just that spur of the moment. And that’s it.”
Sin Cara went on to say how he has no problems with any of the people he was involved in an altercation with, and that it’s just something that happens in wrestling.
“I did have a couple scuffles with some of them. But to this day, like me and Sheamus are really good friends, me and Jericho have no problem. Simon Gotch, I wish him the best. We’re not friends, but I wish him the best. I don’t wish him nothing bad. But it was one of those things that sometimes happens. We’re men, we’re in a sport where, you know, you want to be number one, you want to be the best. I understand and I get it. But that is true. I got into anger management classes. And I don’t have an anger problem but I guess it was because I have gone through a few of those things and they just wanted to, in a sense, to see if I if I needed help. I guess. I don’t know.”
Speaking on the Elimination Chamber match he was part of, Cinta de Oro actually revealed that he had another altercation with Cesaro, arguing before the match – and said Tyson Kidd still jokes about it.
“The other day, I posted a picture of me and Cesaro because he won his WrestleMania match and then Tyson [Kidd] commented on that. He said like, “Oh, I remember what happened before the match” because me and Cesaro got in a little argument before the match. So everybody thought we were going to get in this crazy fight or whatever, and then we ended up having an amazing match. It was a great experience for me to be in the first.”
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.