With the recent reveal of multi-time World Champion Rey Mysterio as one of the exclusive pre-order characters for the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game (read about that here), the questions regarding when the purveyor of the 619 may sign on the dotted line with WWE have not slowed. In late June, Rey revealed that he was still at the negotiating table with the company, saying that a three-year contract was what has been discussed (check that story out here).
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that both sides are still in talks about Mysterio’s return and that they’re close enough to a deal that at this point, the discussion now surrounds Rey’s remaining bookings, on top of a part-time schedule. Of course, Mysterio has committed to the Cody Rhodes and Young Bucks event, All In, on September 1st, which The Observer reports that Rey would still like to work. Additionally, it’s said that Rey wants to be able to go to Mexico and drop his Crash World Championship.
With both sides reportedly being so close, it should be noted that The Observer also recently reported that WWE would like to break the news of Rey’s return themselves. Therefore, when an agreement is reached an announcement could be fairly immediate.
EA’s Take: For the life of me, I can’t seem to figure out why WWE would continue wanting a full-time schedule out of Rey. It really doesn’t make any sense to me. Have they not learned by now after all the time he spent on the shelf while under contract to them before? He CAN’T do it full-time anymore and hasn’t been able to for YEARS. So what’s the big deal? That should be an easy fix, just give the guy the damn part-time schedule and be happy if that’s the case. As for Rey wanting to work All In, if I’m WWE I definitely don’t want that happening. Nevermind having a WWE contracted guy at All In, I just wouldn’t want to take the risk of him getting hurt outside of my own ring!
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