This year’s Sun Bowl Parade grand marshal is no stranger to large crowds.
Sin Cara the WWE wrestler has traveled all over the world grappling in front of large crowds that will never see his face.
Sin Cara, like many luchadors from Mexico, wears an iconic mask when he performs.
“The thing that always gave me a lot of passion was wrestling,” Sin Cara said.
His passion is wrestling but the heart comes from Segundo Barrio.
“No matter where you come from, no matter where you’ve been through, no matter what people think of you,” he said. “You can achieve anything.”
He was once a kid wrestling in high school. Now he is one of the most recognized luchadores in the WWE. But it was a long journey to get where he is today.
“It’s been a blessing,” he said. “It’s been something that I really enjoyed being able to perform for a lot of people all over the world.”
On Thanksgiving he was back home and honored to be the grand marshal.
“It’s something that I never thought would happen and for me it’s great to be representing El Paso all over the world,” Sin Cara said.
Whether it is the discipline that comes with conditioning his body or the kids he inspires, Sin Cara knows there is responsibility with wearing the mask.
“All I want to do is give back a little bit,” he said. “If I can plant a seed in somebody, a little kid and that helps him put his mind into something in doing something that is positive for that community.”