Update: Is Rey Mysterio staying on with WWE?
The indication last month was that Rey Mysterio was not planning to re-sign with WWE when his contract expires later this year, and that the Mexican star would sign with the new U.S.-based promotion being launched by AAA. The word now is that Mysterio is going to sign an extension with WWE.
“I have nothing against the 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. When I renew, my contract ends with the company,” Mysterio said in an interview with Antena3.com on Tuesday, confirming the news himself.
The word inside WWE has Mysterio being added to the WWE Studios Flintstones movie being planned for release around WrestleMania 31 next spring, which might help explain his apparent new stance on his future.
It had seemed from Mysterio’s lack of push on TV that WWE was already downplaying his role in anticipation of his pending departure. It will be interesting to see how WWE uses Mysterio now that he will be on board for the foreseeable future.