After 5 months of being sidelined due to an injury, WWE Superstar Hunico has officially returned to in-ring action this past weekend! He returned at a Raw House Show on December 02, 2012 teaming up with his tag team partner, Camacho as well as WWE Champion CM Punk to take on Team Hell No and Ryback.
As some as you may or may not know, one year ago from today (October 18, 2011) Hunico made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut as, well, Hunico! After training with FCW for a while, Hunico was called up to the roster in August of 2011 to take over for Sin Cara who was serving a 1 month suspension. After, Hunico feuded with him and was unmasked, releasing his identity as “Hunico” the following week. Since then, he’s been kicking some serious butt alongside his friend, Camacho! Congratulations Hunico for having an awesome year thus far, despite being sidelined at the moment! Continue to kick some butt and I can’t wait to post a second year anniversary post next year!
HUGE NOTE: This was supposed to be posted on October 18, but for some reason it didn’t work.
As some of you probably know already, Hunico has been sidelined since late July. The last show he appeared on live was the 1000th Raw in July. Since then, it’s being reported that Hunico has had ACL surgery and is now recuperating. The timetable for that injury will bring him back into the ring into 2013! Get well soon Hunico, we miss you!
Pro Wrestling Illustrated, an elite wrestling magazines, releases a list of 500 professional wrestlers in which they categorize the wrestlers based on what they have done that past year. For the 2012 edition, PWI took a look at the wrestler’s from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012 and Hunico was able to break the top 100:
In the past, Hunico broke #296 in 2011 and #258 in 2010.
When he was known as Incognito, he was listed at #328 in 2008, which was his debut on the list.
Hunico will be appearing at SummerSlam Axxess this year in Los Angeles, California! If you’ll be in the area, stop by and meet Hunico from 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, August 18, 2012. General Admission tickets are $25 and can be bought at ticketmaster or on the premises.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Appearances by Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Brodus Clay, Sin Cara, Wade Barrett, Hunico, Camacho,, Justin Gabriel, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn and more!
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Today, August 5
, marks Hunico’s 35th Birthday! A giant Happy Birthday goes out from me and the rest of the Huniacs! Hoping he has the best day ever!
Hunico conducted an interview with indysportslegends.com a few days ago where he mentions his dream match, his tag team and his past in the wrestling business. It’s definitely a good interview so give it a read!
Q: You got tombstoned by the Undertaker on the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw. What was that experience like?
A: “Obviously, nobody wants to get tombstoned and get knocked out in the ring. I understand the magnitude of the 1000th episode. Big or small, I was in it, and it was very important to be there. I’ve never heard a reaction like that in my life.”
Q: What are your goals in the near future?
A: I would like to start something with Rey Mysterio. I grew up watching him. It would be great for my career and great for the fans. Obviously, Rey Mysterio means a lot to me and to a lot of people, especially the Mexican people. He’s one of the pioneers who opened a lot of doors for the Mexican wrestlers back in the day.”
Q: You wrestled in Chikara Pro before joining the WWE. What do you recall from that experience?
A: “I got a lot of opportunities there. I got a little more notice in the United States, from people who hadn’t seen me before. It was one of those times I enjoyed. I got to try different stuff. To me, it was very nice to be able to do that.”
Q: How would you describe your wrestling style to a casual fan?
A: “I think I’m the most versatile wrestler in the WWE. I can do the high-flying stuff, I can do the mat wrestling, I can do the submission. I’ve tried since I was very young to be an all-around wrestler. I think I’ve demonstrated that.”
Q: You’ve had success both in singles and as a tag team wrestler with Camacho. Which will we see more of from you in the future?
A: “I would love to have an opportunity to have a tag team title (with Camacho). That is something that I would love to do. You’ve got to start from the bottom up. But we’ve been partners for a long time.”
Q: Why is Camacho a good partner?
A: “He’s very loyal to me. He knows how to work with me. We have a chemistry. We have power and finesse. He’s a lot more power. If somebody’s bigger than me, I just say, hey, Camacho, take care of this for me.”
Q: So what can the fans expect to see on Tuesday?
A: “All the Smackdown stars will be there. Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, Christian. Hunico and Camacho are going to be there. I hope they come.”
On today’s Raw, WWE announced that Hunico and Camacho will take on Kofi Kingston and R-Truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship, which you can watch on WWE.Com THIS Sunday at 730PM!
In a tag team division brimming with competition but wracked by parity, rare is the opportunity for a team to distance itself from the rest of the pack as standout challengers to the throne. Yet on the Money in the Bank 2012 Pre-Show event Sunday, the down-and-dirty duo of Hunico & Camacho will have that very opportunity when they step in the ring against the kings themselves: WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston.
Champions since the end of April, the team of Truth and Kingston was temporarily derailed last month after a heinous backstage attack by Big Show put Truth on the shelf for several weeks. With the unpredictable Truth back in action, however, he and The Dreadlocked Dynamo are aiming to extend a win streak that includes victories over the now-disbanded unit of former World Champions Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger, former Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo and The Prime Time Players before Titus O’Neil & Darren Young signed with A.W.
The only thing standing in Kingston & Truth’s way is the barrio-tough tandem of the high-flying luchador, Hunico, and the imposing wall of silence that invariably backs him up, Camacho. Though the duo has not yet worn championship gold, their performance against Truth & Kingston Sunday will go a long way in determining their placement in the tag team pecking order.
Will the devil-may-care attitude of Kingston negate the high-flying antics of the former “Sin Cara Negro”? Which brawler will get the upper hand in the fisticuffs that will inevitably ensue – Truth or Camacho?
Find out Sunday by tuning in to the Money in the Bank Pre-Show, which streams live on WWE.com, YouTube.com/WWE and Facebook Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.