Last week on Smackdown, Baron Corbin defended the United States Championship against Sin Cara. Last week was the first time in two years that the Faceless One had a singles match for a title (it was an Intercontinental Championship match against Bad News Barrett, if you must know). The masked luchador has been with the company for around 6 years, and he’s only been in two one-on-one matches for a title (funnily enough, both matches happened with Hunico and not Mistico, who was the original Sin Cara).
There are countless people on Youtube saying the luchador should have won the title. These aren’t isolated incidents, either. These comments can get up to 500 likes, and there’s more than one of these comments. Apparently people really want to see Sin Cara win.
Whether or not he should have is an entirely different story. For now, though, I’m going to talk about what would happen if he had won. It would be hilarious.
Imagine this. The new United States Champion struts down to the ring, microphone in hand. He begins to cut a promo, only for no one to understand it because his muffled voice isn’t picked up by the microphone. I’d laugh.
It’s not Sin’s fault, that’s for sure. I’m more than sure that he’s an articulate guy. It’s just the mask. Whenever he gets interviewed, it sounds like he can’t breathe. At best, he sounds like a bank robber, and even bank robbers have to yell to be heard.
So imagine a situation where Corbin is out taunting the luchador or whatever, and Sin politely tells him to shut his trap. It’s not an ideal audial situation.
The easy solution would be to give the mask a mouth-hole. It doesn’t even need to be a big one; just enough for him to be heard. Sure, it’s hard to be faceless when your eyes and mouth are visible, but at this point it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.
I can assure you, WWE , that if you give him a mouth-hole, we won’t confuse him for Kalisto. The masks are very different from each other, and no one will think that Kalisto is back on Smackdown.
Let us assume that Sin Cara emerges victorious in both the initial title match and all 23 different rematches. Corbin is out of the picture. Okay, cool. Who’s going to challenge Sin Cara then? Bobby Roode is out there being a face until Lord knows when. Mike Kannelis is out getting unaddicted to painkillers. Erick Rowan just got back with Luke Harper. Nobody wants to see Jinder Mahal with a title for at least another 6 months. Dolph Ziggler just disappears and comes back when someone gets called up from NXT. Who does that leave? I guess Aiden English and Rusev can fight Sin Cara, but they’re seemingly in the middle of something (being best friends).
I had initially predicted Sin Cara challenging for the US title by virtue of being the only available guy left. When Corbin won, he defeated Tye Dillinger and AJ Styles. Sami Zayn turned heel. Roode was in a feud with Ziggler. I said Sin Cara would become a challenger, because who else was there? I was right.
Basically, there’s not a whole lot of people on Smackdown right now. It’s always been that way.