Cinta de Oro, formerly known as Sin Cara in WWE, has opened up about his relationship with Vince McMahon in WWE, revealing how he never knocked on the CEO’s door.
“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.”
“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, ‘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.”
Cinta de Oro also reflected on being sent to anger management classes following altercations in WWE.
“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.”
Thank you to Cinta de Oro for taking the time. You can read the full interview here.