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
Rumors are running rampant right now that Rey Mysterio might have just been released from his contract with WWE. The speculations were started because the company removed his profile from the current roster. The masked performer can now be found in the alumni section. Management usually orders that to take place whenever a wrestler leaves the promotion. Mysterio has been trying to find a way out for quite some time now.
February 26, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Rey Mysterio has booked himself some appearances outside of WWE. However, that is not true. The popular masked superstar has been thrown a bunch of offers from independent wrestling promoters, enough money for him to make a living off of. He, of course, is unable to accept any of those deals as long as he is contractually obligated to is current company. A release is being negotiated.
January 31, 2015
Once he is no longer contractually obligated to WWE, the belief is that Rey Mysterio will continue his career as an in ring performer. While TNA has yet to be removed as a potential destination, the belief is that he will be venturing over to Lucha Underground because he wants to be part of the movement. Along with the already signed and rejuvenated Alberto Del Rio, Mysterio could help the promotion gain more exposure nationwide.
January 30, 2015