Rey Mysterio came back to WWE with a multi-year contract to kick off another run with the company. However, at 44-years-old, Mysterio needs to be careful. He has experienced multiple injuries in his career and had plenty of surgeries as well. Therefore, if WWE
Dave Meltzer explained during Wrestling Observer Radio how WWE is currently protecting Mysterio during their live events so they don’t demand too much from him which was something Rey insisted on when re-signing with the company.
“Here’s the thing, they’re picking their spots. When he works house shows, he works two-minute matches at house shows. They don’t tax him on house shows. They save it for when it matters and he’s not working a full schedule. He’s got a limited amount of dates.”
“It’s funny because when they were doing the negotiations with Rey they kept wanting him for more dates. I kept thinking, ‘God, if you’re smart you’ll want him for less dates because if you book him for more dates he’s just gonna get hurt and you want him for less dates.’ Rey knew they wanted him for less dates, but they didn’t figure it out until you know he basically made it clear that he’s working less dates whether you want him to or not.”
Mysterio and Andrade had a barnburner of a match this week on SmackDown Live. While you can never count Rey Mysterio out from having another epic match in WWE, it obviously can’t be an everyday kind of thing. Therefore, if you see Mysterio at a WWE live event this time around it’s likely that he won’t be in the ring for long.
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