Let Andrade and Rey Mysterio Cut a Promo in Spanish (Small Package) | Smark Out Moment

Let Andrade and Rey Mysterio Cut a Promo in Spanish (Small Package)

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, February 7, 2019
Pretty much the only thing holding Andrade back from being a bigger focal point in WWE right now is his mic skills, which largely surround him not speaking English as his first language. He's working on it, and it's a tough thing to do (learning a new language and coming across confident and charismatic in that, as people who have spoken only English their whole lives sometimes can't cut a promo), but he still relies on Zelina Vega to pull most of the weight.

But right now, he's feuding with Rey Mysterio. Why not play up to the strengths of their culture and allow them to fully dive into the passion behind this feud by letting those two just cut some of their promos full-on in Spanish?

I don't speak Spanish, as I've forgotten most of it since high school (but I can remember how to say "my family eats in the window") and I'm sure plenty of people would be annoyed at a promo not having at least a mix of English with the Spanish, but pro wrestling is largely a visual entertainment vessel. Everything is grandiose. It's not all that subtle. Do you think if two guys were cutting an impassioned promo in Spanish and you didn't speak it, that you wouldn't get the gist of it and not still feel the emotion behind it?

Maybe that would be something to help keep Andrade happy so he doesn't leave for AEW or elsewhere down the line. Maybe that would also help put him over with the audience that isn't quite on board yet with him being a big star. Maybe he would also start to tap into that Hispanic market that WWE desperately, desperately wants to have more star power for.

Just a thought.

What do you think? Drop a comment below!

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