Wrestling / Místico

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Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde (born December 22, 1982) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler, who signed with AAA in 2014 as Myzteziz. He is best known for his time in the lucha libre promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) under the ring name Místico, where since 2006 he was the main técnico in CMLL and the biggest box office draw in all of Mexico. Místico is Spanish for "Mystic", a religious gimmick that works on the angle of him being the protégé of the wrestling priest Fray Tormenta.

Prior he competed as Dr. Karonte Jr after being trained by the original, who was also his father, as Astro Boy, filling in for his brother after his untimely death and as Komachi in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, filling in for Volador Jr. Upon signing with WWE in January 2011, Urive was repackaged as Sin Cara. After leaving WWE in 2014 Hunico took over the Sin Cara gimmick, while Urive became Myzteziz.

Urive has been a Mexican National Light Heavyweight Champion, NWA World Middleweight Champion, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, IWRG Intercontinental Super Welterweight Champion, Baja Stars Wrestling Intercontinental Middle Weight Champion, Middleweight Champion of the Mexican World Wrestling Association, FMLL World Champion, CMLL World Tag team Championnote  and CMLL World Welterweight Champion.

Tropes associated with Myzteziz include:

  • Aborted Arc:
    • Místico was to be the second in a line of orphans trained to wrestle by Fray Tormenta himself following El Sagrado but CMLL felt Sagrado wasn't convincing enough(he botched a lot) so this aspect of his gimmick got dropped and wasn't brought up again even as Sagrado got better and began to get placed higher on cards alongside Místico.
    • His feud with Rey Misterio Jr in AAA was cut off just as it was getting started when CMLL suddenly decided it wanted him back.
  • Archenemy:
    • CMLL, IWRG, New Japan and the indies: Averno (whom he won his first singles title from) and Ultimo Guerrero
    • In WWE, Hunico and Alberto Del Rio
    • AAA: Perro Aguayo Jr. Before the freak accident that lead to Jr's death, 2014-2015 were a long build up to a big feud between the two. The two had met several times before AAA but not frequently enough or in anything major enough to overshadow Averno or Ultimo Guerrero, so it defaults back to them.
  • Badass Longcoat: Especially Místico's entrance attire
  • Bash Brothers: Místico's number one ally was Volador Jr, La Sombra was a bad seed but Místico proved to be a positive influence on him. He's also had a lot of ring time in the same corner as Dr Wagner and Shocker. He teamed with Blue Panther thanks to their mutual association with Atlantis.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Místico became a Rudo after being forced to team up with his former enemy Averno to enter the "amazing pairs" tournament and taking a liking to his "all's fair in war" philosophy (though adding war and defending Mexico City, to the end of, showing he had not turned on the fans in his mind). After a while though, he realized this attitude had not brought him anymore success and he became a technico again.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Rey Mysterio is this to Sin Cara, as Cara has had trouble fitting in with WWE style of wrestling.
  • Celebrity Endorsement:
    • Místico's Nestle Commercials.
    • Myzteziz rappelling from the ceiling at Triplemania XXIII to promote Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
    • He's a supporter of the Mexican National Action Party, or PAL.
  • Cool Mask: He is a luchador, it goes with the territory.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In his feud with Hunico, who was billed as Sin Cara Negro after changing his gear to black and silver,, and Sin Cara was billed as Sin Cara Azul, was dressed in blue and gold.
  • Composite Character: Starting in Lucha Libre Elite, he took on the gimmick of Carístico, a combination of Místico and Sin Cara.
  • Costume Copycat: Another Sin Cara, who was revealed to be Hunico, in revenge for Sin Cara previously being inserted into Hunico's former role as Místico.
  • Cut Short: His IWRG Intercontinental Super Welterweight Campeonato run was cut short when IWRG decided it was cutting all ties with CMLL and Místico happened to be under contract with them.
  • Disney Owns This Trope: Who used the Místico gimmick first is a matter of contention but since CMLL has legal ownership of the Místico gimmick, Hunico was forced to come up with a new one. When this Mistico left for WWE to become Sin Cara, CMLL would give the gimmick to Dragon Lee, would then form a new Sky Team trio. There is also disupte over who owns Sin Cara gimmick but WWE gave it to Hunico after this Sin Cara left. All this is why after being snatched up by AAA he officially became known as Myzteziz.
  • Didn't Think This Through: There are rumors that all he did his brief stay in developmental was only to work out his elaborate entrance. What is clear is that not teaching him the language of the majority roster and fan base has turned out not to be for the better. He also seemed to have little grasp of the regional heat building style.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After losing their match at AAA's 2015 Triplemania, Myzteziz was attacked by the remnants of his old enemies, Los Perros Del Mal, until Rey Misterio Jr returned to run them off. Unsatisfied with this, Myzteziz took a staple gun to Joe Lider's head before allowing him to escape with the rest of the dogs.
  • Dream Team: Himself, Rey Mysterio Jr. and El Patron Alberto were referred to as such in Triple A.
  • Epic Fail:
    • A t-shirt WWE marketed for him had to be pulled after a phallic image was discovered in the design.
    • And to a lesser extent. His WWE career up till his injury, which was far from botch free. This is due to him not being put through development system first to get used to the WWE style of wrestling, get used to his new mask or learn any English and was put on TV straight away.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Místico's gold and white ring gear had the same patterns on both sides but would pronounce one color over the other or switch colors from right to left.
  • Final Battle: Místico's match with Averno at the 2011 Fantasticamania was supposed to be his last match with Averno. And in a way, it was, concerning Místico, this Místico.
  • Finishing Move: 619 to La Mística, a tilt-a-whirl headscissors into an armbar, while he was in CMLL. In WWE he does the move without the 619 (since Rey Mysterio) or transitioning into an armbar (because of Alberto Del Rio) which makes it look odd (it basically became Yoshino's Torbellino, which Dragon Gate fans know isn't the most reliable finishing move). Also used to do the evolution in WWE, a moonsault side slam which was botched in his first match (actually Primo's fault that time but still).
  • Fragile Speedster: Showing a surprising amount of self preservation for a wrestler of his type, he simply ran and bounded to avoid most of the brawling leading up to the money in the bank ladder match. He did pretty well in the contest too, but once Sin Cara was finally caught it did not take much to keep him down.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He and Tiger Mask IV as representatives of CMLL and New Japan, respectively.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Was out for five months due to a slipped patella in his left kneecap. Then was out again for a month after suffering a knee injury.
  • Genre Blind: After Místico became a rudo, Volador Jr. challenged him to super libre, which essentially is a match without rules, which is especially serious in super conservative CMLL. Místico accepted and took advantage of this by tearing at Volador Jr's mask until he was unable to defend himself and another mask had brought in for him to wear before he got back in the match. Seeing this, Místico tore off his own mask behind the referee's back and threw it to Volador Jr in hopes he would be disqualified. While masks are important, enough for even Místico to be given enough time to put his on after doing this, he forgot this was super libre so he got no DQ and Volador Jr went on to defeat him by submission.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Sin Cara didn't talk at first, so this was his most common form of communication.
  • Glass Cannon: Dear Lord in Heaven the man gets hurt a lot, at least in WWE.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Things were well with Rey Misterio Jr on the independent circuit and WWE, where Rey was already established and Mistico\Sin Cara was honored to be his tag team partner. But when Myzteziz turned heads by popping up in AAA, he wasn't happy to see Misterio come behind him after a 30 year absence and get all the attention from the fans(and sponsors).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Volador Jr has defeated him by reversing La Mística and Rey Mysterio Jr has beaten Myzteziz with his own finishing sequence.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Místico lost his first wrestling/lucha title(NWA World Middleweight) to Black Warrior, who he made the mistaken choice of choosing as a tag team partner for a shot at the CMLL World Tag Team titles and was betrayed on the second chance. On the positive, this did lead to a more successful team with Negro Casas.
  • In a Single Bound: Sin Cara's entrance consists of jumping over the ring ropes (in Real Life, it's done through the means of a trampoline disguised by camera trickery).
  • I Have Many Names: Astro Boy, Dr. Karonte Jr, Komachi, Místico, Mistic 2.0, Sin Cara, Myzteziz, Carístico.
  • Masked Luchador: All of his gimmicks so far.
  • Leitmotif:
    • La 5ª Estación's "Me Muero", which he used after starring in the music video
    • "Ameno" by Era is his most iconic theme due to frequency, after using "Me Muero" for awhile CMLL remixed "Ameno".
    • "Ancient Spirit" in WWE
  • Meaningful Name: Sin Cara means Faceless.
  • No-Sell: In his first WWE match, after being (accidentally) dropped on his chest from the top rope to the floor his amusing response is to angrily rise, slide back in the ring and repeat the process.
  • Old Master: Fray Tormenta, the two of them even had a comic.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: "Ameno" and possibly "Ancient Spirit", which also has some kind of chanting.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Special lighting is used during Sin Cara matches with the ring golden and the background deeply blue.
  • Paint It Black: When he teamed with Averno, Místico's gear became much darker
  • Parental Abandonment: In CMLL's Kayfabe to make the ties to Fray Tormenta stronger.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Místico became famous for taking down much larger opponents with various flying arm drags and throws.
  • Power Stable: Super Sky Team with El Sagrado, La Sombra and Volador Jr. Fans like to call them "Los Reyes del Aire" after the CMLL event of the same name.
  • Put on a Bus: After failing a Wellness test, he was taken out during Money in the Bank. Then was away due to his injuries he suffered. The he released from WWE in 2014.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Carístico tends to have pink on his gear or masks.
  • Red Baron: El Seminarista de los Ojos Blancos. If you don't get it, take a good look at Místico (or Myzteziz's) face and think about his gimmick. Also, El Príncipe de Plata y Oro, based on Místico's standard outfit and popularity.
  • Red Is Heroic: After returning from injury, Sin Cara's ring gear turned to red.
  • Religious Bruiser: To a degree as Místico, given who his mentor was. Sin Cara has been seen taking a prayer like pose on occasion as well. Okay, more than a degree, see his first red baron.
  • Sibling Team: He and his brother tagged together as Astro Boy and Astro Boy II in honor of their late older brother, who was the first Astro Boy
  • Shoulders of Doom: Some of his entrance attire had large, golden shoulders that curved into a noticeable point, like he could "spike" those he tackled with them.
  • Shout-Out: Místico has a Golden Spider-man outfit he sometimes wrestled in, which also brings to mind the yellow clad "Arachnaman" of WCW.
  • Signature Move: Handspring back elbow feint.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Eventually degenerating to the Harley Race module when Místico was a Rudo, proclaiming himself to be the best wrestler in the world.
  • Super Spit: A most unexpected example, since he's had his mouth covered almost all of his entire career. It's how he turned on Rey Mysterio Jr. after Triplemania XXIII.
  • Tag Team: Myzteziz teamed as "Los Reyes del Aire" with Fénix, a Continuity Nod to the Fan Nick Name for Místico's CMLL stable
  • The Artifact: The blue and yellow lights that accompany Sin Cara matches were originally supposed to match his ring gear - but his ring gear changed to red and white.
  • The Voiceless:
    • Subverted. Sin Cara's voiceless most of the time due to his lack of English. When "Sin Cara" started talking it was the first hint that it was really an imposter, however there are a few exceptions:
    • On WWE's Backstage Fallout that airs on YouTube, he does speak in Spanish, and have Rey Mysterio translate for him.
    • He finally sings in English in WWE's 2012 Christmas video.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: In the middle of his CMLL World Welterweight title run, Místico travelled to China and participated in the second Beijing International Martial Arts Training Camp, getting training in Chinese shuaijiao from two time Beijing champion Yu Shaoyi and Qinna joint-locking techniques from Mike Martello, a martial artists from Belgium who organized the event, which was covered by Televisa during the Olympics.
  • Tournament Arc:
    • Won the Michinoku Trios League of 2003 with Hayate and Yamabiko while he was filling in for Volador Jr's role as Komachi.
    • The Torneo Gran Alternitiva is supposed to be how CMLL creates a Breakout Character and CMLL Súper Viernes - Torneo Gran Alternativa 2004 indeed was Místico's Star-Making Role, especially the finals where he and El Hijo del Santo defeated Dr. X and Último Guerrero. Místico and Negro Casas would go on to win CMLL's Torneo De Parejas later that year.
    • Toryumon México held a cibernetic tournament in 2005 called La Copia Sofia, which saw Místico outlast seven others, including Extreme Tiger and Kazuchika Okada.
    • Defeated Atlantis in the finals of the 2006 Leyenda de Plata
    • On the independent circuit, Místico and Negro Casas defeated Atlantis and El Averno in the final of the Torneo de Parejas Bajio 2007. In CMLL he successfully defended his Leyenda de Plata Champion status against Mr. Águila (who had earlier beaten El Sagrado) and defeated Último Guerrero and Euforia at the Torneo Gran Alternativa with La Sombra.
    • For the third straight year he was champion of the Leyenda de Plata when he defeated Perro Aguayo Jr in 2008.
    • Teamed with Negro Casas in AULL\UWE's 2010 Función Benéfica por Impacto\Trofeo Bicentenario, where teams of enemies would compete against each other then compete against their partner once all others were eliminated. Místico defeated Negro Casas to win the whole thing.
    • Myzteziz won the 2014 La Copa Antonio Peña at AAA Héroes Inmortales VIII, which was really more of a battle royal.
    • Rey Misterio Jr. won AAA's 2015 Lucha Libre World Cup for himself, Myzteziz and El Patron Alberto by defeating Johnny Mundo in triple overtime after both teams teams wrestled to a time limit draw, Myzteziz wrestled Mr. Anderson to another draw and El Patron Alberto wrestled Matt Hardy to second draw.
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • Místico was friends with Héctor Garza, but ended up being a primary of Los Perros Del Mal, a group Garza was ultimately responsible for the formation of as well as a member of. In between breaking up with Garza and feuding with Los Perros Del Mal Místico also ended up feuding with his other tag team partner, Negro Casas, who had formed La Peste Negra and taken the CMLL World Welterweight title from him.
    • Volador Jr and Atlantis were among two of the first people to confront Místico after Averno had turned him into a rudo. When Místico gave up on the rudo philosophy, Averno then worked on and succeeded in turning Volador Jr into a rudo to ensure they would keep fighting.
  • Wrestling Family: The son of Dr. Karonte and temporarily wrestled as Dr. Karonte Jr. Two of his brothers worked as Astro boy and Astro boy II and he took over for the first one after his untimely death for a while. Another brother was Argenis, who felt Místico should have helped him get more opportunities in CMLL and another brother wrestles as Mini Karonte and Mini Murder Clown. His uncle Tony Salazar was also a wrestler, then became a ring announcer for CMLL and has two sons who wrestled as Astro Boy #2(then as Magnus) and Ulises Jr.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Myzteziz, Mistic 2.0 and Carístico are all example of this. He claims to hold ownership of the Sin Cara gimmick but WWE's Army of Lawyers are something many promotions don't want to deal with regardless.

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