— SmackDown star Rey Mysterio posted the following this weekend on Twitter, responding to rumors and fan questions about whether he’ll be retiring soon:
“The rumor is I might B retiring soon! NOT TRUE, got many years left of entertaining my FANS!U guys keep me going! Luv it! Los quiero UnChingo.”
Mysterio also tweeted the following about Sin Cara signing with WWE:
“Wish the best 2 SinCara! & hope that more Latino wrestlers make it to the WWE! I think We all deserve a chance to make it Big in Life! 619.”
Speaking of Sin Cara, it’s interesting to see how WWE is embracing his history as a Mexican wrestling superstar. Despite the fact that WWE has “rebranded” him as Sin Cara, the WWE website features photos of Sin Cara wrestling in Mexico and even refers to his former ring name, Mistico.
WWE embracing Sin Cara’s past is a stark contrast to how the company handled fellow Mexican wrestling star Alberto Del Rio, whose past as “Dos Caras, Jr.” was never acknowledged by the company.
— IMDB.com lists WWE performers Mike Mizanin (a/k/a The Miz) and Layla El (a/k/a Layla) as cast members of the upcoming movie Stainless Steel.
The synopsis of the film reads: “Former underground out-law, John Steel is hired from the CIA to bring down 4 members of a silent corrupt group within the FBI.”
The movie also stars Cam Gigandet, Mia Wasikowska, Paddy Considine and Tamzin Merchant. It is scheduled for release in 2012.
— Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston’s losing streak extended to six as a result of his loss to Jack Swagger on last week’s SmackDown.
— Last Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America garnered a 0.57 cable rating, with 540,000 viewers. The midnight replay drew a 0.18 cable rating, with 157,000 viewers.