OK, the show that comes on UPN 9 in New York doesn't really have enough wrestling content to qualify as a post-game show, but it sure as hell isn't a *news* show even though it's called that, so I'm not going to call it that! (They devoted several minutes today to a report finding that--brace yourself, it may be a little shocking to hear this--some underage people manage to find their way into R-Rated movies! I'm shocked, shocked.)
Anyway, the show does always work in at least one WWE-related "story" on Thursday nights, and I was actually sucked into it this week as it was a report about a topic we've been discussing lately--Rey's mask. You'll be happy to know that Rey reports he does go to Mexican lucha events quite often--he specifically mentioned that he goes backstage to meet El Hijo Del Santo, and the guy never takes his mask off until he's safely back in the hotel room. So, if all of that can be trusted, I guess we don't have to worry about Rey getting lynched when the WWE goes south o' the border.
Rey also talked about how the mask used to keep him completely anonymous, but now it's easy for people to figure out who he is when he doesn't have it on, because they know his tattoos and because he's the only guy his size who hangs out with the wrestlers. Yeah, those are the only reasons--I mean, it's not like he wrestled without the mask on national television for any period of time, because of course, if such a thing had happened, certainly the hard-hitting reporters at UPN 9 who blew the lid off that R-Rated movie thing would have discovered it, right?
Oh, well, at least we know that millions of New Yorkers actually heard the name "El Hijo Del Santo" tonight, even if most of them had no idea what the heck Rey said there. B^)
But are the Mexican fans going to be mad when the WWE bills Rey Mysterio and Rey Mysterio Jr. shows up instead? (Actually, does anybody have any info about the original Rey Mysterio? I think I heard it was his uncle but I don't know if that was true or just WCW kayfabe.)
I think Maven might make it *faster* than any of the others (with the logical exception of Brock). He's not the best in the ring, but he's awesome for never having stepped between the ropes until, what? A year ago? Fifteen months ago?