While he has not been given a feud to work with since making his return to WWE, Rey Mysterio is very much still a part of the plans for Wrestlemania 30. He was penciled in for a big match against Sin Cara, but management is now looking for a new opponent for him at the pay per view.
Aside from half hearted programs with Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio really has not been given a full program by WWE to work with since wrestling John Cena at Survivor Series 2013. However, the feeling backstage is that Del Rio is assured a spot at Wrestlemania 30 to draw in the Spanish media.
At Royal Rumble 2014, fans in the arena heavily showered Rey Mysterio with boos. While that confused many at the beginning, it became evident shortly thereafter that people were upset that Mysterio had the final spot in the match instead of Daniel Bryan.
Batista won Royal Rumble 2014 by eliminating Roman Reigns in the end. Other contestants during the match were Alberto Del Rio, Alexander Rusev, Antonio Cesaro, Big E Langston, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, El Torito, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Goldust, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, JBL, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, R Truth, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Sheamus and the Miz.
While the initial plans had him working a match against Sin Cara, WWE may have changed their mind on how to use Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania 30. There are those within the company that are now leaning towards him working a match against Alberto Del Rio with his mask on the line.
While he has already made his official return to WWE, officials are still protecting Rey Mysterio at the moment, as many feel that his legs are not quite at the strength that they should be at yet.
One of the reasons why WWE wants to do a match at Wrestlemania 30 between Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara is that they hope it would generate some interest from the media in Mexico. Management also wants to elevate the Sin Cara character.
While there are still people under the belief that this entire thing is a story line, AJ Styles has now been booked for various independent wrestling shows, including a big match against former WWE signee Kassius Ohno in January, from now until March.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust retained the WWE Tag Team Championship at TLC. Curtis Axel and Ryback were elminated first, followed by Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesario. Big Show and Rey Mysterio were eliminated when Cody pinned Mysterio.
Since TNA showed very little interest in picking him up, Kassisus Ohno has decided to return to ROH this weekend, utilizing the Chris Hero name that he used before jumping ship to the WWE developmental program.
Since WWE officials do not have a story line for Rey Mysterio, they have decided to throw him together with Big Show into a tag team. The two of them are expected to work together until at least the Royal Rumble.
TNA has shown very little to no interest in signing Kassius Ohno, the former ROH star who was recently released by WWE. That does not come as a surprise, though, as the TNA front office is currently slowing things down for the holidays.
While the company has publicly left the door open for a potential return, the belief is that Kassius Ohno has no intentions of ever coming back to WWE, as he feels that management will not give him a fair chance to succeed.
At a Dragon Gate USA show, Kassius Ohno, who was recently released by WWE, took a jab at Triple H by having his opponent doing the crotch chop and Pedigree finisher, which Ohno was able to kick out of at the one count.
While has he been working sporadically for the company for the last several weeks, Rey Mysterio is now back on the road full time for WWE.
"I don't think they give a s--t about (indies) buzz. They only care about their own buzz, which makes sense. You can't solely cater to the niche fan base — it's a tricky demographic to deal with. But you can see somebody get over with those fans and think maybe they can do it in WWE, too. And they see someone who has the passion to chase the dream, traveling around the world. If you have passion, if you're a good performer, those are two of the most important things in wrestling, and they're things you can't manufacture. Some people are naturals. Take Big E Langston; he has such a perfect match of athleticism and charisma, and he looks like an action figure."
While plans can and will obviously change in WWE, Rey Mysterio is penciled in for a feud with Sin Cara, which would culminate into a big match at Wrestlemania 30 between the two masked stars.
One of the people who backed up Kassius Ohno with management was Dusty Rhodes, who was really pushing for the company to keep the former ROH star around.
Roman Reigns was made to look like the featured attraction, as the Shield member picked up the win for his team against Rey Mysterio and his squad.
While there were speculations that Kassius Ohno could be returning to Ring of Honor, the former WWE developmental wrestler is going to work on the independent wrestling circuit while he decides where he wants to take his career next.
Fans at the NXT television taping this week were very vocal towards special guest Triple H, as many beleive that he is the reason why Kassius Ohno is no longer with WWE.
After limping in front of fans and backstage at Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio was reportedly fine when he worked the Smackdown taping on Tuesday night.
After making his triumphant return on Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio was spotted limping backstage. Some reports are saying that he was walking gingerly even before going on television.
Rey Mysterio made his surprise return on Monday Night Raw during the main event to reveal that he is the mystery partner during the big tag team match at Survivor Series.
There's talks that WWE could use Ryback in a feud with Rey Mysterio to put over the popular masked performer in his return feud.
Since they were in town to promote Wrestlemania 30, Rey Mysterio and Sheamus decided to attend an NBA game featuring the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The release of Kassius Ohno was not an abrupt move by WWE, as the company had been planning his departure for quite some time now.
Kassius Ohno has been booked for a dream match against Lance Storm at an independent wrestling show in Ontario on December 15.
Former WWE star Kassius Ohno is rumored to be attempting to get some matches booked in Mexico soon.