Wrestling By The Numbers: Luis ‘Sin Cara’ Urive
Jan 22, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the departure of legendary Mexican luchador Luis ‘Sin Cara’ Urive. The 31-year-old Mexico City Mexico native spent the last 3-years with the WWE after signing back in January of 2011. Urive was Mexico’s biggest box office draw of all-time and was at the peak of his popularity when it was announced at a press conference in Mexico that he had signed with the WWE and would be debuting with the company as Mistico. Despite the anticipation and hype behind his arrival, Urive’s WWE stint was marred by a wellness policy violation, multiple injuries and an inability to cleanly perform his style with non-luchador performers. His largest success with the company came during a feud with Jorge Arias who wrestled as the other Sin Cara and again took over performing under the name as of December 2nd. Urive’s contract with the WWE officially expired on January 10th.
Luis Urive is a 16-year veteran of the professional wrestling industry who first debuted back in April of 1998 after having been trained by his uncle Tony Salazar, Dr. Karonte and Fray Tormenta. Throughout his career he has competed as Dr. Karonte Jr., Astro Boy, Komachi and most famously as Mistico. In 2004 he joined Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and quickly after only a couple years with the company was their biggest star and was drawing record financial numbers for the Mexican promotion. Urive was offered contracts by both the WWE and TNA Wrestling in 2007 but decided to stay with CMLL due to his current status with the company as one of the highest paid wrestlers in the world. In addition to competing for CMLL Urive also competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Michinoku Pro prior to signing with the WWE.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Luis ‘Sin Cara’ Urive by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 11 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 31 Matches on WWE Raw.
* 1 Main Event Match on WWE Raw.
* 36 Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 1 Match on WWE Tribute To The Troops.
* 8 Matches ( 25th Most All-Time ) on WWE Main Event. (First Match: October 24th 2012 Vs Alberto Del Rio Last Match: July 24th 2013 Vs Drew McIntyre)
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Main Event.
* 6 Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 3 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 3 Matches ( 17th Most All-Time ) on WWE Saturday Morning Slam. (First Match: September 8th 2012 Vs Michael McGuillicutty Last Match: November 3rd 2012 Vs El Local)
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Saturday Morning Slam.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre:
* 18 Matches on CMLL Pay-Per-View.
* 4 Main Event Matches on CMLL Pay-Per-View.
* 26 Match on CMLL On Televisa.
* 15 Main Event Matches on CMLL On Televisa.
* 6 Matches on CMLL Guadalajara Tv.
* 5 Main Event Matches on CMLL Guadalajara Tv.
Wrestling In Mexico City:
* 1 Match on Wrestling In Mexico City Television.
* 1 Main Event Match on Wrestling In Mexico City Television.
New Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 3 Matches on NJPW Pay-Per-View.
* 2 Matches on NJPW G1 Climax.
* 2 Matches on NJPW / CMLL Fantastica Mania 2011.
* 1 Main Event Match on NJPW / CMLL Fantastica Mania 2011.