Rey Mysterio is finally back with the WWE. “The Master Of The 619” made his return to SmackDown Live after reportedly signing a two-year deal with the company. He competed inside the ring against United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a victorious effort.
With the victory, Mysterio has qualified for WWE’s World Cup tournament at their upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view event. Mysterio had been gone from WWE for nearly four years. He spoke to cameras after his match against Nakamura at SmackDown 1000 this past Tuesday night.
The Mexican star explained why taking four years away from WWE at this point in his career was probably the best thing that could have happened for him:
“I did not leave and say goodbye forever, I did definitely leave with a vision of one day returning and here we are,” Mysterio said. “I’m back to dominate, I’m back to prove a point of why I’ve been in this industry for almost 30 years. I truly believe I’m in the best shape of my life right now.
“I’m mentally prepared to come in and do what I have to do to keep demonstrating why I love this sport. Through time as you age, as you get older you live and learn, and in my case being in this industry from almost 30 years I think the best thing that could have happened to me was part ways for almost four years, which is the time I remained away from the WWE.
“But at the same time, I left on good terms so that this day would eventually happen and here we are now, almost four years later. I’m more mature, I’m rested, my body and mind are fully healed up. I don’t think I could be living a better moment right now as we speak.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions