AEW was rumored to have matched WWE’s offer to Rey Mysterio. It is very interesting timing because they had to nix his name from last night’s episode.
According to Fightful Select, Rey Mysterio’s name was brought up during AEW Dynamite. The episode aired this week, but Mysterio’s name wasn’t included.
Mr. 6-1-9 was mentioned by Eddie Kingston while he talked up Fenix. Pentagon Jr, Butcher & The Blade. The Mysterio name drop was later removed from the show, but a reason wasn’t given as to why.
Rey Mysterio was working for WWE without a contract recently. He apparently fielded an offer from AEW. His recent appearance on RAW and his scheduled booking for SummerSlam to be in his son Dominik’s corner means he signed a new deal.