A few weeks ago, there was a confrontation between two WWE superstars during a European tour, and it might have been blown out of proportion. Sin Cara and Chris Jericho got into an altercation which led to talk that the former had actually been exiled to SmackDown LIVE from Monday Night Raw for the rest of the tour. Now, the supposed feud has continued, and there is a big update on how things are between the two wrestlers and how a mask has become involved.
Sin Cara has a long history of altercations with other superstars in WWE. In the past few years, he has had problems with Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains and Sheamus. No one was really surprised when he ended up in a problematic fight with Jericho, but just how serious was it?
This past week on Monday Night Raw, WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens took on Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification Match. Both Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho were banned from ringside, but as recapped by the official website of WWE, that didn't stop "someone" from getting involved.
Someone from the crowd had a mask on and began attacking Seth Rollins, and no one quite knew what to think. After tussling for a minute, Rollins reached up and pulled the mask off of his attacker, who was revealed to be none other than Chris Jericho.
After Monday Night Raw was over, many fans started realizing that the mask worn by Jericho was one of Sin Cara's. Wrestling Inc. reported that a lot of people thought Jericho was taking a subtle jab at Sin Cara by wearing the mask and trying to make fun of him.
Actually, that is not even close to being the truth, according to Jericho.
On a recent episode of Jericho's podcast, he said that he admires Sin Cara, and he is a "good friend" of his. Jericho went on to say that Sin Cara is a "great guy" and that he lent the mask to him before heading out for the main event on Raw.
Jericho made note of how the Internet Wrestling Community (IWC) often gets things wrong and said that they think they know everything, but they really don't "know s**t." Addressing the situation on Twitter, Jericho responded to a tweet that has since been deleted.
It wasn't trolling, moron. It was a sign of respect. https://t.co/M4xeQfmONkTo make things even more convincing of the fact that the situation between the two WWE superstars isn't as serious as it was made out to be, Sin Cara tweeted out as well.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 23, 2016
Beautiful mask!!!???????????? https://t.co/BeTwQrTZi9Again, as reported by WrestleZone, the mask worn by Chris Jericho on Raw is one that belonged to Sin Cara, and it was not meant to be a jab at the Luchadore at all. It was meant as a sign of respect between two friends and to pretty much tell the IWC that they aren't the know-it-alls they think they are.
— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) November 22, 2016
WWE did end up punishing Sin Cara somewhat by moving him to SmackDown LIVE for the rest of the European tour, and it continued upon getting back to the United States. The first Raw after the company returned, Sin Cara was not allowed to dress in the regular locker room but had to dress in the one designated for extras appearing on the show.
It might have been just a one-time occurrence, but the fight between the two WWE stars did take place, and that is truth. It is also true that Sin Cara received some punishment for his actions, but Jericho is making sure the world knows it isn't as bad as many are making it out to be.
Chris Jericho has been a longtime professional in the wrestling world, and he just wants to make sure that people know the truth. Whatever happened between Y2J and Sin Cara on WWE's European tour appears to be in the past, and there are no more problems. Jericho's use of Sin Cara's mask on last week's episode of Monday Night Raw was not a dig at the Luchadore, but more of a tribute to his "good friend."
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