Rey Mysterio Pulled From Appearance Due To WWE “Contractual Situation”

Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio

We have an update regarding Rey Mysterio and his expected return to WWE. The legendary performer was scheduled to appear for Northeast Wrestling next Friday night, but the organization announced he will not be able to appear. As for why he won’t be there, Northeast Wrestling cited his “upcoming contractual situation with WWE.”

Northeast Wrestling announced on Facebook, “Unfortunately due to his upcoming contractual situation with WWE Rey Mysterio is unable to appear on August 24th. If you purchased Rey Mysterio preordered meet and greet items they will be refunded or can be used towards other superstars.”

Rey Mysterio will be appearing at the big All In wrestling show on Saturday, September 1st. He is part of one of the featured matches on that card. Mysterio will team with Bandido and Rey Fenix against the Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi.

As of this writing, Mysterio is still scheduled to appear at Warrior Wrestling 2 from Chicago on September 2nd.

Mysterio is expected to be back in WWE by October prior to the release of the WWE 2K19 video game. He is a featured character in that game, which will be released on October 5th. If he is back in time for the release of WWE 2K19, Rey Mysterio would be available to appear at WWE Super Show-Down. The stadium show from Australia the following day.

Rey Mysterio’s WWE Negotiations

Rey Mysterio and WWE have been discussing a possible deal for several months now. He’s made one-off appearances for WWE at the Royal Rumble in January and the Greatest Royal Rumble in April.

He recently spoke to the Miami Herald about his negotiations with WWE.

“We started off with the Royal Rumble at the beginning of the year in January,” Mysterio said. There was another offer on the table to do the Greatest Royal Rumble, and in between those two events, we’ve been going back-n-forth in conversations, trying to work out the right deal…It’s still up in the air. Nothing secure, yet.”