Rey Mysterio has signed a new 2-year deal with WWE, according to a report at PWInsider This has been an expected move for months. Now that both sides have put pen to paper, the former WWE Champion’s television return should be imminent.
It was noted in the report that Mysterio was pushing for an 18-month contract. However, WWE pushed for the 2-year deal that they ultimately agreed to. A clause in the contract allows him to “give notice” to WWE at the 18-month mark. Now that Rey Mysterio is officially back on the WWE roster, creative can begin planning how to write him back into storylines.
Rey Mysterio has made a few appearances for WWE this year. He made a surprise appearance in the Royal Rumble in January He was also at April’s Greatest Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia in April. He is featured as a pre-order bonus character for the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game. This all-but-guaranteed he would be returning before the October 9th release date.
Mysterio made appearances on several non-WWE shows this year, including New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion event in June and All In on September 1st.
Earlier this week, WWE teased a Rey Mysterio vs. AJ Styles ‘dream match’ for the SmackDown 1,000 special on October 6th. Mysterio has huge name appeal and he will almost certainly be appearing at WWE Crown Jewel on November 2nd from Saudi Arabia.
Who do you want to see Rey Mysterio feud with in WWE this year?