By RJ Marceau
Ever since Kalisto debuted in NXT I saw him as a breakout luchador over being a tag team guy. He was everything that Sin Cara wasn’t: entertaining, didn’t botch every move and fresh. When they decided to team the two together I didn’t hate the move because it would help get Kalisto over with the audience by pairing him with a notable name. They went on to win NXT Tag Team Championships but the reign wasn’t all that memorable. They were eventually called up to the main roster but hadn’t won any gold going into 2016. Luckily for Kalisto, Sin Cara was injured and the fans got to see him defeat Alberto Del Rio on Raw for the WWE United States title. He lost it in a day but would go on to recapture the star spangled prize a few weeks later at the Royal Rumble.
Kalisto had a great match defending the title vs. Neville on SmackDown a few weeks back and seemed like he was closing up his feud with Alberto Del Rio. Unfortunately Sin Cara returned from injury and Kalisto has been repaired with him. I predicted Kalisto would win the bout at Fastlane vs. Del Rio. This could lead to Kalisto winning matches for a few weeks and Sin Cara asks for title shot. Kalisto being the upstart and defending champion accepts. Kalisto beats Sin Cara in a good match and when he goes to shake his hand after the match Sin Cara beats the hell out of Kalisto.
Sin Cara would cut a promo on SmackDown or Raw saying how he carried Kalisto to where he is today and without Sin Cara, Kalisto wouldn’t be a two time United States Champion. Kalisto would attack Sin Cara and challenge him to a mask vs. title match at WrestleMania 32. Sin Cara who probably hasn’t even had a United States or Intercontinental title shot in his WWE career accepts the challenge. This match would get the US title on the show instead of Kalisto being relegated to the Andre The Giant Memorial. In my previous article, I stated that Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles would be perfect for the opening match of WrestleMania but this match with two high flyers could get the crowd excited similar to the cruiserweights back in the day.
The WWE has shown more trust in Kalisto by giving him the United States title again. He isn’t Rey Mysterio but he can definitely fit the luchador role that Sin Cara wasn’t able to take. Rumors have it that Rey Mysterio is trying to get out of his Lucha Underground deal to come back to the WWE. If Mysterio returns to the WWE he should be used as Kalisto’s manager/mentor. They could have Rey endorse Kalisto as the next big luchador in WWE. This could lead to Kalisto challenging Mysterio to a match to see if he can beat his mentor. If Mysterio loses he will retire since his mentor is ready to take the reins. This match should happen at WrestleMania 33 if necessary.
If the WWE wants to capitalize off Kalisto’s current singles momentum then they should officially split him away from Sin Cara. Sin Cara has been a fail since the start so scrapping the character or making him a joke is better then holding down Kalisto. Kalisto vs. Sin Cara (Mask vs. Title) sells for me at WrestleMania 32. What do you guys think? Let me know on my Twitter @RJ_Marceau.
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