WWE SmackDown star Rey Mysterio recently spoke in an interview on Lillian Garcia’s podcast about why he first left the WWE back in 2015.
WWE SmackDown star Rey Mysterio looks to be more rejuvenated ever since he made his return to the blue brand a few months ago. As he’s tearing it up with guys like Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura, it seems that Mysterio is here to stay as he’s one of the few longtime veterans in WWE who’s wrestling on a full-time basis. That’s even more impressive considering many argued back in 2015 that Mysterio wasn’t the same any more and seemed to be injury-prone
Mysterio revealed during an interview on the Chasing Glory with Lillian Garcia show, where he talked about his current status with WWE, why he last left the promotion three years ago.
It was never intended to be his farewell, but Mysterio did see the need for a break.
"The opportunity was definitely on the table, and from the moment that I had left, I left not giving detailed explanation to media or to whoever had any doubts or questions as to why I left. It was between WWE and myself; this was a part-time farewell. I needed to take a break. I needed to rest. I needed to be around my family to pick up on a lot of things that I had missed out on over the years with being on the road so much and traveling and dedicating so much of my time to the sport that I kind of pushed my family aside; don’t get me wrong, my wife has always been supportive of what I do as well as my kids, but when my kids were young they don’t understand why Dad has to leave every week."
The question now is whether Mysterio has recharged his batteries enough for another serious run with the WWE’s famously demanding event slate — especially if he’s being booked as a top babyface on SmackDown with Daniel Bryan turning heel. At 43, the risk is certainly there for Mysterio to feel broken down again if he’s being used in a top of the card slot for an extended period of time.
Will Rey Mysterio be able to keep up with a full-time schedule, or due to his age and health, he will be an afterthought?