Rey Mysterio Issues Challenge For WWE WrestleMania 40 Grudge Match

WrestleMania 40 is a week away, and fans haven’t seen the full card just yet. There was a report that the company will add more matches from the SmackDown side, and this week’s show included a lot of progress.

Rey Mysterio proposed a tag team challenge to Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio for WWE WrestleMania 40. This could set up another son vs father confrontation on the grandest stage of them all.

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Rey Mysterio’s WrestleMania 40 Challenge

During Friday’s SmackDown, Rey Mysterio, accompanied by the LWO, announced his intention to face Escobar and Dominik with a mystery partner. Then, that mystery partner was revealed.

Rey later said that Dragon Lee is his chosen partner for the WrestleMania match, and a brawl ensued between the LWO and Escobar’s Legado Del Fantasma.

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The ongoing storyline between the LWO and Legado Del Fantasma gained momentum on the 3/29 SmackDown when Dominik Mysterio appeared to align with Santos Escobar’s faction.

Dominik, originally part of The Judgment Day on Raw, did not have a clear WrestleMania 40 direction. Now, it appears he may have a match. Despite this development, WWE has not yet confirmed the tag team match for WrestleMania.

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In the aftermath of Friday’s segment, a match between Zelina Vega and Elektra Lopez is scheduled for next week’s SmackDown, serving as the go-home show for WrestleMania 40.

Rey Mysterio’s Recent Injury

The 48-year-old had been working through a torn meniscus for nearly three months. Then he needed to go out of action to get that corrected. He is now back in WWE, where he is more than ready to step up at the show of shows.

We will have to see how WWE books things for WrestleMania 40. You may find the updated lineup for the 4/5 episode of SmackDown in the space below.

WWE SmackDown Card (4/5):

  • Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa
  • The KO Show with Kevin Owens & Randy Orton
  • New Catch Republic’s Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate vs. Grayson Waller & Austin Theory
  • Zelina Vega vs. Elektra Lopez