Professional wrestling legend Rey Mysterio was recently a guest on the Apter Chat podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. “The Master Of The 619” talked about his rumored WWE return not being a guarantee, being confused by the fans’ reactions at the 2014 Royal Rumble, if he’ll be involved in professional wrestling after his in-ring career comes to an end. Here are the highlights:
His WWE return not being a guarantee:
“We got to keep in mind that rumors will always be rumors,” Mysterio said. “There’s nothing locked in. There’s nothing secure that says that I am going back. I’m doing what I’m doing right now. I’m enjoying my independent wrestling life. I get to choose and pick when I want to wrestle, where I want to wrestle. If I want matches, like were just mentioned versus Kenny [Omega], I’m going to make them happen, if it’s possible.
“There’s no insurance or security right now that I am going back. I’ll tell you what though, if the time is right and there’s an agreement on both ends, meaning WWE and myself, and there’s an offer on the table, I wouldn’t say no. If it’s correct. If it’s the right one. But in the meantime, I’m still enjoying my liberty out here in independent wrestling.”
Fans reacting poorly to him being the 30th entrant in the 2014 Royal Rumble when fans were expecting Daniel Bryan:
“The first one was definitely no hard feelings against the fans or anyone,” Mysterio stated. “I think I was just put into a spot that wasn’t meant to be for me. It was meant to be for Daniel Bryan. That’s who the fans wanted to see. So when you don’t cater to the fans, what they want, that negativity and that booing, I now understand that it wasn’t directed towards me. It was directed towards the booking.
“At the time I didn’t understand what was going on. I was like ‘why are they booing me? What’s going on here?’ And after watching the event, I understood exactly why it happened. Now in comparison to this years Royal Rumble, they kept it a very good surprise and to come out number 27 when the fans didn’t even expect it, the ovation was tremendous. My adrenaline was going at a thousand for hours. One thing in talking about it, another thing of being in the moment was like no other.”
If he’ll still be involved in professional wrestling after his in-ring career is over:
“You know what, I’ve never really thought about that,” said Mysterio. “I’m not ready to hang up my mask yet. If the opportunity was given to me, I don’t see why not. To be able to share the knowledge that I’ve picked up in almost 30 years of being in this business, is a blessing. I think it’s good to help others out and I would really receive a lot of satisfaction doing that.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions