Even in mixed martial arts, the unexpected things always have their place. Sometimes, it happens even to superstars like Kalisto.
Kalisto was unmasked by his opponent.
In a WWE event in Anaheim last weekend, the American wrestler was at the receiving end of an incident, which did not sit very well to the fans.
Going up against Cendric Alexander, Kalisto received a lumbar check from his foe. While the next thing that happened was unplanned, fans were left unhappy with how things turned out.
As Kalisto tried to respond, Alexander removed his mask BY ACCIDENT, much to the dismay of the hundreds of fans in South California. Kalisto’s fans were enraged about the accident.
They believed that the mask is sacred and that it should never come off Kalisto’s face.
As a response, they gave Alexander a resounding boo.
The officiating referee were quick to come to the rescue. He immediately stopped the fight and gave Kalisto the chance to wear his mask.
Kalisto then went to the ringside and put on his mask. He went back to the match and the fight proceeded.
The fight between Alexander and Kalisto was dubbed as the rematch of their Greatest Royal Rumble held in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Kalisto has a huge fan following in South California. This is why the boos went off as a throng of fans went to the venue to support their idol.
In WWE events, it does not normally happend that a luchador takes off his mask. Although, most fans would tease them to do so. But removing the mask is always deemed a disrespect to its sacredness.
The 31-year old wrestle is also known in making big efforts in not revealing his face. He makes sure that his face and his wife’s are covered when they post their pictures in social media.
Alexander may have won the match but hats off to Kalisto for finishing the fight despite the incident.
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