The WWE has confirmed that Superstar Rey Mysterio is no longer part of the organization. Fans had their suspicions of the move when Mysterio’s wwe.com profile had been changed from “Superstar” section to the “Alumni” page. Rey Mysterio’s last in-ring appearance came on Monday Night Raw following WrestleMania XXX where he lost to Bad News Barret.
Wrestlingnews.co confirmed a very brief statement sent to them by the WWE, stating,
“Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE.”
Mysterio is now free to join Mexico’s AAA wrestling promotion along with Alberto (Del Rio) Patron. The promotion has a scheduled press conference for Tuesday in Mexico city.
Rey Mysterio came into WWE in 2002, one of the bigger names to join from the now-defunct WCW in the originial buyout of the company. After working in the organization, his feud with Eddie Guerrero in 2005 greatly benefitted his standing in the WWE. He was given a world title win at WrestleMania the next year. Rey Mysterio made main event status in 2011, winning a 2011 tournament for the vacant WWE title, but lost it in the same night to John Cena. Wrestling Facts reported on Twitter that Rey Mysterio won 824 matches & lost 335.
Sportingnews.com reported that Mysterio’s years of injury problems left him with a reputation for being easily hurt. The WWE continually extended his contract due to the injury time he took. Unfortunately, his last WWE appearance at WrestleMania XXX was booed ferociously by the building’s crowd as many fans expected Daniel Bryan to enter in his place at #30 in the battle royal.
What were some of your favorite Rey Mysterio moments in the WWE? Do you think he will have a less grueling schedule as part of Mexico’s AAA promotion?