WWE sent the following statement to WrestlingNews.co:
“Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE.”
As noted earlier, the word within WWE a couple of weeks ago was that there were negotiations taking place for his release from the company. His original deal with the company was set to expire last May but WWE exercised their right to extend his deal based on a standard clause that allows them to extend a talent deal if a talent owes time. In Rey’s case, his deal was extended because of time he missed due to injuries. The contract extension would have ran through May of this year but Rey and WWE were able to come to terms on his release today.
There have been strong rumors going around that Mysterio would be going to Lucha Underground once he was free and clear from his WWE contract.
In what is likely related to this news, AAA has called a press conference for Tuesday in Mexico City.