There are a lot of rumors floating around on Rey Mysterio. The one thing we know for sure is that Mysterio has committed to at least 2 (maybe 3) matches for New Japan Pro Wrestling. At last weekend’s Strong Style Evolved show, they did an angle that basically set up future matches with Will Ospreay and Marty Scrull. Mysterio also said that he still wants the match with Jushin Thunder Liger.
However, there is a report on SI.com that states that Mysterio is going to be Braun Strowman’s tag team partner at WrestleMania. It seems unlikely because of his bicep injury. Mysterio says that it’s a full tear and that could mean that we won’t see him back in a WWE ring for several months. It’s also not a given that WWE would want to sign him until he is finished with his NJPW commitments.
On Friday’s Wrestling Observer Live, Lucha Libre insider and historian Steve Sims said the following about Mysterio: “I think when WWE needs him is [during] their cycle of business that runs from roughly Survivor Series to WrestleMania. If they bring him in then they’ll bring him in for that cycle to peak for or work a match at WrestleMania and he could work infrequently up to that point and time.” He added, “He’s not necessarily the person that they’re gonna need for the next six months. In my mind I think when they really look for use for him is for something to add to and make special a WrestleMania card. When they bring him in and I expect that he will, I expect he will come back in some point in time when he’s healthy whether that’s November, December, January and work for next year’s WrestleMania.”
So, if you are looking forward to seeing Mysterio back in a WWE ring, it looks more likely that we won’t see him until the end of this year. Mysterio has said publicly that he is looking for a part-time schedule because he wants to spend time with his son.
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