In a move that has been expected but still surprising, Daniel Bryan has announced that he is going to retire from professional wrestling. The former world heavyweight champion attempted to gain his release from WWE so that he can go wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit. However, Vince McMahon refused to let him out of his contract, which is similar to the situation that Rey Mysterio was stuck in not too long ago.
February 8, 2016
As a sign of how miserable Rey Mysterio was when WWE was holding him hostage contractually, the masked performer has been repeatedly telling the media that he absolutely loves being able to dictate his own schedule and control his own career. Since it isn't a casual mention, the belief is that the former world heavyweight champion is trying to send a message.
August 8, 2015
Since he is still one of the most popular wrestlers in the entire world, TNA made a good business decision this week when they attempted to sign Rey Mysterio to a contract. Management pitched to him that he would be built up as the big star that he is. They also informed him that he would have freedom to work in other promotions as well.
June 18, 2015
For those that are wondering, contract negotiations between Rey Mysterio and Lucha Underground are still ongoing despite the tragic incident that took place down in Mexico. Reports have surfaced that Mysterio himself is stating that the two sides are very close to finalizing the contract. The belief is that the negotiations are taking longer than usual because it is not a simple performer contract. Revenue sharing is being discussed.
April 5, 2015
Many within the industry felt that WWE purposely kept Rey Mysterio off of television for as long as they could. That would explain why management opted to renew his contract, even though there were no plans to utilize him in a story line or a feud. The belief is that the company kept the masked performer in the background because they wanted to limit the impact that he would have on the next promotion that he signed on with.
March 5, 2015
For the past few weeks now, Lucha Underground has been on the hunt for performers that can help them expand their business in the United States. The perfect candidate has just been made available. Rey Mysterio is exactly what the promotion needs. He has one of the biggest fan bases in the industry, so many of them will flock to the shows. Plus, his name value could prove to be invaluable when it comes to new television contracts.
March 3, 2015
One of the events that Rey Mysterio is scheduled for during Wrestlemania week is a sit down interview. He is bringing along his real life best friend Konnan and former WWE writer Court Bauer. The two of them are not afraid to speak out about things taking place backstage, with the former being highly critical and controversial. The belief is that Mysterio might end up discussing his departure from the company and the ugly contract situation.
March 3, 2015
As many of you already know, Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE. The two sides have officially decided to part ways. Do not expect management to say much publicly about the situation, though. Reports have surfaced that the company is trying as hard as possible to prevent the news from reaching their shareholders and investors. They fear that faith in the company will be lost since they failed to build a replacement.
March 1, 2015
When the internet wrestling community found out about Rey Mysterio being released by WWE, there was a good amount of shock, even though we expected the move to happen eventually. There was very little surprise backstage, as many in the company were aware that the departure was coming. Apparently, Mysterio and management had an agreement of sorts to allow his contract to expire and go about their own ways.
February 27, 2015
Now that he has been freed from his contract with WWE, Rey Mysterio is looking forward to getting back in the ring. Since the company paid him to sit at home, the masked performer is said to be in good health again. With so many options out there, Mysterio is going to have a tough time choosing. His first stop, however, should be an easy choice. AAA will more than likely bring in Mysterio for a couple of special appearances very soon.
February 26, 2015