WWE masked superstar Rey Mysterio is reportedly set to re-sign with WWE and remain with the company until he retires, according a post yesterday by PWINSIDER. Mysterio’s status with WWE has been in doubt due to numerous injuries over the past few years that have caused former WWE World Champion to be out of action and his contract is set to expire in the next few months. Mysterio made a soft return to WWE in late 2013 and was used sparingly on ‘RAW’ and ‘Smackdown’ with lite duty in tag team matches.
There was speculation recently within wrestling circles that the new English language lucha-libre TV show being launched by Mexico’s AAA wrestling promotion and ‘Survivor’ TV producer Mark Burnett was looking to lure Mysterio over to their side. The new AAA TV series will debut later this year on El Rey Network.
Mysterio cleared the record earlier this week during an interview with Superluchas, where stated what his future with the WWE is looking like.
"I have nothing against AAA, but I do not plan to go there. I want to stay in the WWE because it's my home and where I want to end my career." - Rey Mysterio
In this same interview, Mysterio expressed his desire to participate in the 30 man Andre the Giant Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 30. It would be a likely spot for the Master of the 6-1-9 due to him not actively being on WWE TV at the moment.
The Pwinsider report also noted that Mysterio's role in an upcoming animated 'Flinstones' feature film collaboration between WWE and Warner Brothers studios has been upgraded since fellow WWE superstar CM Punk is on the outs with the company currently.
Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: Rey Mysterio joining the AAA Lucha Libre group would be a real coup , but it seems like Mysterio wants to stay loyal to the established stage of the WWE. This lucha legend has really endured a lot of obstacles in his career with many stints on the DL with knee injuries and political issues with his prior promotion WCW. If he Mysterio can remain healthy, he could be poised to get one more run as the biggest ‘little man’ in pro wrestling before calling it a career.