Earlier today, I was surfing the Squared Circle subreddit, and I came across someone mentioning how Alberto Del Rio once flipped out on Sin Cara during a match. This is the original Sin Cara we’re talking about, not the man currently under the mask. I was not a fan of the original, to say the very least. So, I had to look into this.
I did, and it will be covered at number five. I bring it up now because it prompted this whole article.
Anyway, shall we get into it?
ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. SIN CARA
I never liked the original Sin Cara (Mistico) because he was a botch machine. That’s it. I’m not one of those fans who will bring up his attitude backstage, or any of that. His on-screen segments were poorly lit pieces of crap. I couldn’t stand them.
Alberto Del Rio, however, had a problem with Sin Cara’s attitude. In the video above, Sin Cara stops their match very early, due to a broken finger. That is frowned upon in the wrestling business. You’re supposed to work through. Del Rio was also in a position where he saw himself being used less at PPVs.
His star was dwindling and he knew it.
Sure, he was the World Heavyweight Champion, but as many fans can tell you, the big gold belt didn’t always mean too much in the WWE. This left ADR a bit self conscious, and a Monday Night Raw match being stopped minutes in wouldn’t look very good for either man. So, Mexico’s greatest import flipped a bit, and put some real stiff boots to Sin Cara.
Then he did the best thing he could, grabbed the microphone, and killed some of the remaining match time with a good ol’ heel promo. When he went backstage, ADR apologized, saying something along the lines of, “I’m sorry, but you’re lazy. Where’s your heart?”
Sin Cara replied by saying that he just didn’t want to be there anymore. ADR then told him to leave, if that was the case, and he did. He quit a couple days later.
So, you know, thanks for that Del Rio. The guy under the Sin Cara mask now is way better. In that role, at least. ADR himself says that in the world of Lucha Libre, he’s never seen anyone better than Mistico. It’s in the interview below. The whole story is.
Check it out.
ANTONIO INOKI vs. GREAT ANTONIO
Press play. It’s amazing.
DANIEL PUDER vs. KURT ANGLE
This one should have never happened. Vince McMahon loved Kurt Angle, and believed he could outwrestle anybody. That’s cool and all, but why test that in such an extreme way? He was thrown into a ring with a bunch of young, healthy, jacked dudes. That didn’t work out so well, thanks to Daniel Puder.
Puder snatched him up and apparently intended on breaking his arm on national television. You can see it all in the video above. In response to this show of disrespect, Daniel Puder got destroyed upon entering that year’s Royal Rumble.
You can see it below. It’s pretty brutal.
PERRY SATURN vs. UNFORTUNATE SOUL (MIKE BELL)
During a taping of of Jakked, enhancement talent Mike Bell accidentally botched an armdrag, and Saturn landed badly. Unfortunately, Perry Saturn didn’t take too kindly to this. He popped up and went on the offensive. It was honestly very dangerous and unprofessional behavior. In fact, it’s rumored to have cost Saturn an actual push in the WWE.
He then went on to the “Moppy” angle, where – well – he fell in love with a mop.
NOTE: The incident in question is cued up in the video above.
JBL vs. BLUE MEANIE
This incident has already been covered here on Nerdopotamus, so I’ll make it brief. At the end of ECW One Night Stand 2005, the ECW guys fought off the invaders from Raw and SmackDown (you can see it above). It was supposed to be a good moment for the extreme promotion. Instead, JBL took advantage of the situation, and beat the crap out of Blue Meanie.
It was a pretty terrible thing to do. Later on, Meanie was given a match with JBL, and let’s just say, JBL got what he deserved.
FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: YouTube.