WWE Superstar and Lucha wrestling legend Rey Mysterio appeared on this week’s episode of The Bump on WWE Network. Mysterio appeared on the show predominately to discuss the creation and design of his iconic masks and in-ring gear.
During the interview on the show, Mysterio would also discuss his recent opponent on Monday Night RAW, Murphy. Mysterio would defeat Murphy to seal his place in the Money In The Bank match that will be taking place a week on Sunday on WWE Network.
During The Bump, Mysterio would be asked his opinion of the former NXT performer Murphy. “He’s incredible” Rey Mysterio would state. “Murphy has definitely gained my respect.”
Mysterio would also discuss the other younger generation of Superstars that are currently appearing on RAW, SmackDown and NXT. “I have a lot of respect for the upcoming talent man” Mysterio revealed. “They’re coming in hot and, you know, just ready to display what they have in store.”
The Luchadore performer also compared today’s WWE Superstars to when he first appeared in the United States back in the mid-90s. “So, it reminds me of a young Rey Mysterio you know? When I was coming in, back in the mid 90s, there was no one that was gonna hold me back. I was coming in with full force. So that’s how I see the competitiveness right now within WWE. And again, Murphy is one of those guys too.”
With the likes of Austin Theory making their way up to the main roster perhaps earlier than anticipated, WWE are clearly having to rely on younger talent to keep their television presentation bolstered. With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, it is not clear when WWE will have the opportunity to plan shows outside of the Florida area, so having the talent from NXT at the Performance Center and the stacked roster available is clearly a boon for the company.