Watch slow-motion footage from SmackDown LIVE and see why WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has to keep his head on a swivel at all times.06/22/2017 - 11:15
After defeating Chad Gable in his New Face of America Open Challenge, Kevin Owens claims no one will take his United States Title.06/20/2017 - 23:45
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal battles Luke Harper while keeping an eye out for Mr. Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, and a furious Randy Orton.06/20/2017 - 23:00
After much deliberation, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan reveals his decision on how to solve the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match controversy.06/20/2017 - 22:30
SmackDown LIVE's newest couple want the world to bear witness to their incredible love.06/20/2017 - 22:15
Kevin Owens issues a New Face of America Open Challenge, which is answered by one-half of American Alpha.06/20/2017 - 22:00
The King of Strong Style and The Showoff continue their rivalry in a thrilling contest on the blue brand.06/20/2017 - 21:45
As Daniel Bryan mulls what to do about the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Becky Lynch urges SmackDown LIVE's General Manager to make the right choice.06/20/2017 - 21:15
Two days after the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match ended with The Usos retreating, The New Day's Big E and Jimmy Uso square off in a hard-hitting singles competition.06/20/2017 - 21:00
Daniel Bryan is confronted by Natalya and Tamina, who want answers regarding the Women's Money in the Bank controversy.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Princess of Staten Island and James Ellsworth show no remorse for their actions during the historic Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Queen makes her case to Daniel Bryan about why the women of SmackDown LIVE deserve better than the outcome of the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
See how The Viper stunned WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with a surprise RKO on SmackDown LIVE in this slow-motion video.06/14/2017 - 18:00
Sin Cara's secret advantage?
Perhaps the WWE Universe couldn’t see the truth in the dark of the arena during Sin Cara’s gold and blue hued in-ring performances.
Competing in the glow of alluring, uniquely colored arena lights, the masked man seemed like a superhero that’d landed in WWE with pure intentions when he debuted this past April. But some uncertainty has surfaced regarding the radiant beams that’ve accompanied Sin Cara’s matches, leaving many wondering if the lighting is an unfair advantage the Mexican sensation has leveraged for months. Can his success be attributed to the custom-lit squared circle?
Not since Kane’s initial fear-inducing first few months in WWE has an entire arena light scheme been adjusted to the taste of an individual Superstar. In 1997, the masked Big Red Monster used this element to intimidate opponents, the scarlet lighting significantly modifying not just the actual environment but also the mood of the match. From Vader to Mankind, many men fell to the dominant demon, who thrived while his challengers struggled with their disorientation within a crimson red murk.
Over the course of four months, Sin Cara has trumped foes of all sizes, including his share of former World Champions, while soaked in the indigo haze now associated with the fleet-footed Superstar from Mexico City. Given his unsportsmanlike kick to a defeated Daniel Bryan on Tuesday’s live SuperSmackDown (WATCH), the costumed warrior and his practices have been called into question.
“Blue lighting or not, I didn’t see Sin Cara’s post-match kick to my head coming," explained Daniel Bryan, who is currently performing in Geneva, Switzerland, and thus, kept his comments terse. The submission specialist agreed to discuss the Sin Cara situation more when he returns stateside.
“I don’t know if Sin Cara is more comfortable with his blue lighting but I can tell you that it was shocking for me the first time I had to compete in it. It may give him an advantage,” admitted WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, who’s faced off with Sin Cara on Raw. “Is there anything in the WWE rulebook about lighting being considered interference? Also, I wonder if it makes his matches harder for our fans to watch.”
Do you think the WWE Universe may have been blinded by the light this whole time? Is Sin Cara hiding a scheme under his elaborate mask? Or is the Mexican sensation simply misunderstood? Share your opinion on Facebook.com/wwe and Twitter.com/wwe.