Sin Cara's Injury Stopped United States Championship Match at WrestleMania

Cardiff Wanderer@@CardiffWandererCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2013

This could have been the action at WrestleMania XXIX (Image Obtained From
This could have been the action at WrestleMania XXIX (Image Obtained From

According to the Wrestler Observer Newsletter (via, Sin Cara’s latest injury is the reason why the United States Championship is not on the line at WrestleMania.

The article says, "At one point, WWE officials were considering Sin Cara vs. United States Champion Antonio Cesaro for WrestleMania 29, which is why Cesaro hasn't had much direction. Cara has been cleared to wrestle after missing a few weeks with a concussion."

Sin Cara has suffered two notable injuries during the last few months. 

He injured his leg after an attack by The Shield on SmackDown, then suffered a concussion on Raw in March shortly after he returned. Neither problem kept him out for too long, but the combined effect has taken some good opportunities away from the Mexican high-flyer.

It looked likely that he and partner Rey Mysterio would challenge for the tag team title before the leg injuries. It now appears that he has missed the chance to have a go at the United States Championship on the biggest show of them all.

Sin Cara has now been cleared to wrestle. However, it is too late in the Road to WrestleMania for the match to be added without taking significant time away from more established matchups.

This is not the first year Sin Cara has missed WrestleMania. An injury at Survivor Series 2011 meant he was not included on the WrestleMania XXVIII card either. 

Losing his opponent for WrestleMania also explains why Antonio Cesaro has looked so lackluster over the past few weeks. 

He has been inserted into any match where a face needs an impressive win before taking on a WrestleMania opponent. In fact, Cesaro has not won a televised match since his win at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. 

This leaves Cesaro looking incredibly weak as a champion. The knock-on effect has decreased the prestige of the once much-coveted United States Championship.

This is very different from just a few weeks ago when Cesaro was on a tear. His dead lift of the Great Khali when landing the Neutralizer wowed audiences everywhere. Many predicted he would be a world champion in the near future.

It is a real shame that neither the United States Championship nor Antonio Cesaro will be at WrestleMania. He is one of the best workers on the roster at the moment, and the championship match’s absence is noticeable on the card.

However, WWE executives should have had a backup plan. 

Sin Cara does have a bad history of injuries, so it was not inconceivable that he would get injured again. Now this oversight has cost the company the momentum of one superstar and damaged the prestige of the United States championship.