Rey Mysterio On Wanting to Work With Cody Rhodes In New Japan, Best High-Flyer In The World

Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio

Wrestling legend Rey Mysterio Jr. was Sean Waltman’s guest on this week’s edition of the X-PAC 1-2-360 podcast. You can Subscribe on iTunes and listen to audio of the full show at the bottom of this article.

During the broadcast, Waltman paid his respects to former WWE Superstar Nick “Big Bully” Busick, who passed away this week. Waltman knew Busick for their days together in Dallas wrestling for GWF. He called Busick a wonderful human being, a tough SOB and someone that had the respect of everyone due to the way he treated others.

Rey Mysterio joined the show and spoke about a number of interesting topic, including his son Dominic’s journey to follow in his footsteps, wanting to work with Cody Rhodes outside of WWE and more.

Here are some highlights sent in by the show’s producers:

Rey Mysterio On The Best High-Flyer In The World Right Now

“Oh, you got me there. I want to say, I guess this answer’s fair because they’re from different countries so I’m going to do one from each country. Mexico Rey Fenix, US Ricochet, and UK Ospreay. I would love to see them in a three-way.”

Wanting To Work With Cody Rhodes:

“I actually do hope to work with him and meet outside of the WWE, I think after you’ve been in the WWE and you know what the grind is like and at some point you feel that it’s not for you and you need a break, you need to speak up, be heard. And I think that’s what he did…but now he’s pretty much doing what he loves, he’s still wrestling.

He’s working with I’d say one of the biggest companies in Japan that is starting to make a big impact here in the U.S as well, but I truly hope to see him in the ring one day for New Japan.”

His Son Dominic’s Future In Pro Wrestling

“I’m very happy and honored to pass the torch on to my son, who’s actually training right now. He’s moving along with his training and there’s nothing that excites me and makes me feel proud as to what my son is doing right now, following in my footsteps. Being in the business as hard as it is and as rough as it is…you obviously hope that your kid would follow in your footsteps one day. And that day came about two and half years ago with my son. He’s actually doing a good job, going through his training phases. He started in Tampa last year with Jay Lethal…he’s back home now and in September he goes up to Canada to train with Lance Storm.

He hasn’t had a match, it’s funny how promoters book me and at the end of the conversation they’ll just throw out ‘Hey if you want to bring your son out here, if he wants to come out, we’ll take care of him.’ and I’m like nah he’s not ready yet. I’ll be the first to say he’s definitely not ready. He’s in the learning process but overall I have this mentality on how I want to prepare him to better than his old man, cause I know he will be, I am that positive that he’s gonna be better than his old man. And I wanna take him around and learn from different camps.

I wanna get him into a New Japan camp, they just opened in LA. Get him into Booker T’s school and I might even send him to Japan for a couple months. Hopefully within the next year and a half if he’s ready, I’ll be the last to take care of him. I’ll just finish it up and polish him to be ready to go.

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