Since his name value has increased tremendously over the past year, a lot of wrestling promotions want a piece of Joey Ryan. Wanting to ensure their survival, Lucha Underground has decided to pick up bigger names, as evident by their signing of former WWE star Rey Mysterio. The promotion has also decided to pick up Ryan as well. He worked the first set of television taping over the weekend.
December 15, 2015
Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that Rey Mysterio had chosen to sign with Lucha Underground instead of making a return to WWE. Well, that has now been confirmed, as the former world heavyweight champion made an appearance at the television taping on Saturday. Mysterio was one of the mystery contestants in a battle royal to determine a new heavyweight champion.
December 13, 2015
For quite some time now, Lucha Underground has been trying their hardest to sign Rey Mysterio. It might have finally happened. The promotion is doing a television taping on Saturday, and sources are stating that there is a very good chance that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be making an appearance that day. He is unlikely to wrestle, however, because of an injury.
December 8, 2015
While the odds of it happening are seemingly really thin, rumors have it that Jeff Jarrett is continuing to hold on to hope that he can get Rey Mysterio to make an appearance for GFW when they start filming for television. His business relationship with AAA means that the deal cannot be completely ruled out just yet.
July 9, 2015
Some interesting details have come out of Lucha Underground this week. It appears as if the promotion is really wanting to swing for the fences. They reportedly have a plan in place to go big, and it involves Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. The belief is that the two of them would be given some sort of ownership package if the company were to become an international sensation. Their presence has already helped in television negotiations.
March 13, 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
By now, just about everyone knows that Rey Mysterio is no longer with WWE, even though the company is attempting to keep that bit of information from leaking out to the investors. However, the masked superstar will still be heading to northern California for Wrestlemania week. He is highly unlikely to appear on television or even backstage, but Mysterio will be on hand at several events, including a VIP cocktail party.
March 3, 2015
It appears that an increase in money has led to a reconciliation between Rey Mysterio and WWE. Reports have surfaced that Vince McMahon had grown a bit desperate because numbers in Mexico had not been what they were expecting, so he knew that he needed one of his draws back on television. That presumably led him to offer Mysterio more money to return, even though the masked performer had made it known that he was looking for a way out of his contract.
December 8, 2014