In a rather interesting move, Rey Mysterio has been crowned the new Destiny Heavyweight Champion. He captured the title in a triple threat match in Ontario that also featured former WWE star Justin Gabriel. In case you didn't know, the promoter for this company is Santino Marella, another former World Wrestling Entertainment performer as well. This means that Mysterio will be heading back to Canada more frequently this year.
October 9, 2015
Rumors spread not too long ago that Rey Mysterio was open to the idea of returning to WWE if things were on his terms. That led to his fans asking him about his status on social media. To his credit, Mysterio took the time to explain his thought process to the fans. The former world heavyweight champion explained why he was not returning, which means that World Wrestling Entertainment did not want to give him his terms.
September 13, 2015
In an update on the potential return to WWE by Rey Mysterio, it is being said that he will only consider the possibility if things are on his terms. For starters, he is not entertaining the idea of being on that hectic road schedule full time. He wants a part time deal like a couple of the big name guys have been given. Mysterio would also want a good percentage of the merchandise sales.
September 4, 2015
Initially, the plan for Rey Mysterio was to sign a very lucrative deal with Lucha Underground, which was reportedly to include an ownership stake. However, with the promotion likely to fold before the second season gets approved, plans are changing for the masked performer. There are now talks that he is considering a return to WWE. Some are even saying that discussions have already begun.
August 26, 2015
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
For years, WWE fans ridiculed Rey Mysterio for having weak knees and needing quite a bit of time away from the ring. The masked performer recently mentioned that his knees are doing much better nowadays thanks to stem cell treatment. Mysterio also noted that it was his good friend, Charlie Haas, that introduced him to the doctor that does the procedure.
August 7, 2015
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio was asked how he felt about constantly being booked to lose matches when he was the world heavyweight champion in WWE. He stated that it definitely bothered him, but he did not let it prevent him from going out there and putting on a performance for his fans. He stated that he wished things had turned out a bit differently during his reign, but he was satisfied overall.
July 30, 2015
Shortly after Perro Aguayo died in a tragic in ring accident, a lot of eyes turned to WWE to see if the company would do a tribute for the fallen performer on Monday Night Raw. In the end, the company opted against it. One of the reasons for that is because they wanted to avoid bringing light to the fact that Rey Mysterio, who was involved in that unfortunate match, is no longer with the company. They did his release as quietly as possible.
March 28, 2015