Following in the footsteps of the likes of Luke Harper and Mike Bennett, Sin Cara is the latest WWE superstar to request his release from Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment juggernaut.
Taking to Twitter, the masked grappler – real name Jorge Arias – explained how he no longer feels valued as an athlete or a talent, and that he still sees his best years as being ahead of him. Of course, just because the 42-year-old El Paso native has requested his release, that doesn’t mean that WWE will necessarily grant him his freedom.
The loose Google translation of Sin Cara’s statement on all this reads:
SIN CARA CONTRACT RELEASE
Last night, after praying and considering it a lot, thinking about my children and their future, I made one of the most difficult but sensible decisions that I had to make in my professional wrestling career; I have asked for my WWE release.
Since I was a child, all I wanted to do was fight and all my life I have made decisions and sacrifices to put myself in a position to fulfill that dream. They are 20 long years of experience and total ethrega to my sport that I love and respect. I have traveled the world, met incredible people and fought for the incredible fans of the WWE Universe.
I am so grateful for the opportunity they gave me, however, I realized that I am stuck in a place where I am not valued as an athlete or talent. I have worked hard and honestly for many years to polish my trade, I have been loyal, respectful, a team player, support and I have patiently waited for the opportunity to show the world everything I can do. Unfortunately, after all these years, that opportunity never came or I feel that it will ever come while I remain where I am.
The best years of my professional wrestling career are coming and I think the best is yet to come! I am a healthy, disciplined man, respectful of my profession and its environment, of my companions and mainly of the public to whom I have never failed. This is not the end, on the contrary, this is the beginning of the next chapter and I am excited for what the future holds! (Isaiah 43: 18-19)
I want to thank WWE for this incredible chapter, I will always be grateful. Most importantly, thanks to the WWE Universe for its unwavering support and to all my public that in all parts of the world has supported me and showed its affection, the only way I can correspond is to continue providing myself with all the dedication, passion and professionalism that I have Always shown. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Most recently, Sin Cara has been seen on WWE Raw in a rivalry against Andrade. On tonight’s episode of the red brand show, he’ll be doing battle with Drew McIntyre.