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Rey Mysterio on WWE bringing back the Cruiserweight division, Lucha Underground, more

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El Rey Network / Lucha Underground

Rey Mysterio recently spoke with The Huffington Post to talk about various topics and more. During the interview, he was asked about how the wrestling business has changed over the years. Mysterio stated that the style of wrestling has changed a lot and he believes it’s because fans see more lightweights coming around. He brought up that back in 1996 WCW management would put the lightweights aside. Along with Chris Jericho and Dean Malenko, they got the Cruiserweight division pumped up and ready to go. It lasted while it was in WCW. However, Mysterio believes that when WWE brought WCW in 2001, the division just went away. He recalled Malenko wanting WWE to bring back the division after they stopped it for years and that now they have. He believes that it’s an example of evolution in wrestling. “It might be a bad thing to say, but the heavyweights don't rule this world anymore. It's all about the style and what you can bring to the table—how exciting you can be.” He added that the Cruiserweight division catches people’s attention.

When asked about being a part of Lucha Underground, he stated that being part of something that started at the bottom and is working its way up is unique. He noted that when he first saw the show, he thought that it was special and he felt like he was going back to his roots. “To be able to end my career in the way I started it with the Lucha libre style? You can't ask for more.” He added that Lucha Underground probably has the best talent ever in the history of wrestling.

You can read the entire interview here.

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