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
In what has to be considered quite the turnaround after coming close to shutting things down after the first season, Lucha Underground has announced that a third season has been green lit by the El Rey network. Thanks in large part to the presence of former WWE superstar Rey Mysterio, the promotion has now been able to capture the attention of the mainstream media, as evident by their recent appearance on ESPN to promote the second season.
February 1, 2016
When asked why he chose Lucha Underground over WWE, Rey Mysterio stated that he had a desire to return to his roots and get back to the high flying style that helped him become a global sensation. There are those that are skeptical of his decision to do that because his body has taken quite a beating over the years. Some feel that his knees will never be at complete strengths ever again.
December 21, 2015
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
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio once again reiterated that he has not ruled out a potential return to WWE. However, he is adamant about only accepting a part time return. The reason for that is family. Mysterio revealed that his son is now 18 years old and almost ready to head off to college. His daughter is 15 years old, and he wants to make sure that he is around to look over her.
November 17, 2015
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
November 16, 2015
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio admitted that he was not ready for the role when WWE decided to put the world heavyweight championship around his waist. Management wanted to capitalize on the emotional sentiments from the audience due to the untimely death of Eddie Guerrero. They knew that Mysterio would be the most marketable asset in that scenario, so the trigger was pulled on his push.
November 14, 2015
Through social media, Rey Mysterio congratulated Alberto Del Rio for returning to WWE and winning the United States Heavyweight Championship from John Cena at Hell in a Cell. Mysterio also mentioned that WWE needed the presence of Del Rio in their company. As many of you already know, World Wrestling Entertainment has been desperately trying to win back their fans in Mexico.
October 28, 2015
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