Amid the reports of several underused WWE stars requesting their release from the company, one big name that is not being talked about who has the option to leave in 2020 is Rey Mysterio.
Mysterio signed a two-year deal in September 2018 but his contract has an opt-out clause after 18 months. So, in theory, if he could choose to leave WWE shortly before or after WrestleMania, depending on if they added time to his deal from when he was out for a few weeks with a shoulder injury.
Mysterio will have more leverage now that All Elite Wrestling is up and running as a weekly TV show but given that WWE has plans for his son Dominik to wrestle in 2020, I would say the chances of him leaving are slim. Mysterio is working a lighter schedule than his last run with the company and he is getting a push.
Mysterio will wrestle Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the Survivor Series pay-per-view and he will wrestle Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship on 11/30 in Mexico City.
A jump to AEW seems unlikely but it will be interesting to see if he chooses to opt-out of his deal in a few months to negotiate a new deal with WWE or to see what is being offered elsewhere. WWE will be looking to lock him in for a longer-term deal. During wrestler contract negotiations, WWE has been looking for 3-5 year commitments so that is likely what they will look for when they negotiate with Mysterio.
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