The brilliant story of Raul Jimenez’s Wolves mask and the WWE connection
Raul Jimenez continued his fantastic vein of form for Wolves this season by netting the second goal against Watford at Wembley.
Nuno Espirit Santo’s side took control of their FA Cup semi-final against the Hornets and Jimenez, who signed for the club permanently this week after his successful loan spell, caught the eye with a brilliant celebration.
After firing Wolves into a two-goal lead and putting his side on the verge of securing a spot in the showcase final against Manchester City, Jimenez unveiled a custom wrestling mask that displayed Wolves’ colours and a pattern of the badge.
Perhaps taking inspiration from Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earlier this season, after the Gabonese striker donned the mask of Marvel superhero Black Panther after scoring against Manchester United, Jimenez’s mask actually has an intriguing story.
The mask was a gift from WWE superstar Sin Cara, a friend of Jimenez, who created the special design and shared a video explaining the concept behind the mask in an Instagram video.
It is far to say Sin Cara may now see an increased following from Wolves fans and there would certainly be a number of supporters who would love to get their hands on it – but Jimenez’s response to receiving the gift suggests he won’t be letting go of his mask anytime soon.