Latest On Rey Mysterio’s WWE Status, TV Commercial For “Pain & Gain” Starring The Rock, Attendance Notes

– Following Rey Mysterio’s return to action at last Friday’s Raw live event in Los Angeles, California, WWE officials say there is currently no scheduled date for his full-time return. According to the Wrestling Observer, there has been talk of Mysterio returning this Sunday at the Royal Rumble, or at least at Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California.

– The official television commercial for Pain & Gain, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, has been released. The Michael Bay-directed film will be released in theaters on April 26.

– In attendance notes: Friday’s Raw live event at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, drew 11,000 for $450,000. Saturday’s Raw show in Ontario, California, drew 7,000 paying $255,000. Sunday’s joint show in Fresno, California, drew 6,500 for $200,000. Last Thursday’s SmackDown live event in Anchorage, Alaska, drew 5,700 for $230,000. Friday’s SmackDown show in Fairbanks, Alaska, drew 3,000 for $135,000. Saturday’s SmackDown show in Stockton, California drew 4,500 for $125,000.

(source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

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  • piggypoopie

    I love how the 3,000 in Alaska made $10,000 more than 4,500 in California. In general, they make a lot of money.

  • Meh

    Rey should retire. He’s getting too old, he’s constantly injured, and when he’s competing he’s not even a third as good as he used to be. What’s the point of a slow old luchador?

    • wwetnadudez

      I agree with you that Rey should leave but he needs to have one IC title/Tag title reign and a good feud to send him off. Like have a Sin Cara Vs. Rey match at WM with both being faces and doing a respect match like HBK Vs. Flair.

      • Rick Yuhnke

        If you have the Rey/Cara match, it should be mask vs mask. This way, we get to say goodbye to Mysterio properly

        • wwetnadudez

          If Rey leaves, he should leave with his mask ON. WWE made the mistake of taking off his mask once then putting it back on. His mask is a large part of his character, his name I think is the king of mystery or something. Plus Sin Cara taking off Reys mask might make him a heel, but perhaps Rey wins the match, goes to the ramp, stops then takes his mask off and lays it on the ramp, like how some people like their boots.

        • Mr_DJ

          we’ve already seen Rey w/out his mask…it’d be pointless imo, but they ignored that part of his career in WCW…

  • Randy James Crawford

    I disagree with everyone Rey Mysterio can retire whenever he wants Sting, Undertaker and other older people still wrestle and Ric Flair stayed for 36 Years in WWE.