According to a May 8 report from Cageside Seats, Sheamus and Sin Cara got into a fist fight backstage at a recent WWE house show, and the masked Mexican superstar appears to have gotten the best of the Irish standout. Luckily for Sheamus fans, he was in high spirits shortly after the encounter, as he tweeted that he and Sin Cara decided to hug it out.
Sheamus and Sin Cara were reportedly involved in a minor physical altercation at this week’s WWE taping in New York, but neither man was badly injured. The backstage altercation between Sheamus and Sin Cara was first reported by Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer publication. The WWE hasn't made any official comment on the matter.
Jorge Arias, also known as Hunico, isn't the original Sin Cara. The first Sin Cara was fired by the WWE, and Arias is the second man to play the character. It'll be interesting to see how the WWE responds to the Sheamus vs Sin Cara altercation in the days and weeks ahead. Since this is the reality era, it's not uncommon for the WWE to blur the lines of fake and reality.
The WWE could easily use this situation to script a budding feud between the Sheamus and Sin Cara characters. Not too much has been brewing between the Sheamus and Sin Cara characters of late, so this ordeal could actually turn into a positive to get fans buzzing about them. Sheamus recently won the United States Championship in a 20-man Battle Royal during this week's WWE Monday Night Raw, but it was mostly forgotten about immediately after.
As for Sin Cara, he's mostly been involved in bouts lately that didn't even air on television. It's not out of the realm of possibility that Sin Cara and Sheamus worked together to concoct a fake backstage fist fight story to get fans and the media talking about them again. In the weeks ahead, the WWE might use this ordeal to fuel a new storyline featuring the two men. Sheamus and Sin Cara could certainly use a little buildup to give their careers a boost.