As many of you know by now, Rey Mysterio’s appearance in the men’s Royal Rumble match was a one-time thing. He looked great and he was moving around better than he has in many years.
However, if you are expecting to see him back full-time then you will be disappointed because that is not something he is looking to do. Back in December, Mysterio told ESPN that a full-time schedule is not in the cards.
“I don’t think I can go back [to a full-time schedule]. There’s just no way,” Mysterio said. “I can’t go back to that schedule. It would be common sense for them as well. That was my main motive for stepping away. I wanted to be able to have some free time. I’m still working really hard right now on the independent scene, but I control my schedule. I might get booked three days — Friday, Saturday, Sunday, come home Monday, and the following weekend I don’t have to work. That right there gives me a peaceful state of mind like you have no idea.”
He is also focused on getting his son Dominik’s wrestling career off the ground. I would presume that another reason why he doesn’t want a full-time schedule is that it would not be good for his body, especially since he is 43 years old. Perhaps, WWE will be open to a lighter schedule. In recent years, they’ve been more open to giving the older guys more time off. Shawn Michaels was working a lighter schedule during his final few years with the company and Randy Orton’s contract calls for him to get time off on some weekends.
Mysterio has plenty of options and Impact Wrestling still would like to sign him but hopefully, we haven’t seen the last of him in a WWE ring.
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