There’s probably plenty of acceptable answers to the question, who’s the greatest little man in WWE history? But, no matter what your answer is, Rey Mysterio’s name certainly belongs in the discussion.
Mysterio, who had a 13-year run in WWE, winning just about every championship in the promotion, ended up leaving WWE in February after his contract had expired. It was well-known for quite some time that Mysterio wanted out of WWE, however, and there was not a lot of ill-will between the former World Heavyweight Champion and World Wrestling Entertainment upon his departure.
Since his WWE departure, fans have continuously asked Mysterio why he’s not wrestling in WWE and if there’s any heat between the two sides, and on Sunday night, Mysterio took to Twitter to answer that question, saying that he and WWE are on very good terms, and that WWE understood why he wanted to leave.
WWE had a good understanding on my departure. I hope this would answer some of the ? on why I ain't wrestling with WWE anymore.
— Rey Mysterio (@reymysterio) September 13, 2015
Over the last few weeks, there have been rumors that WWE is interested having Rey Mysterio return, likely on a part-time schedule, and now, according to Cage Side Seats, it looks like WWE may be interested in putting the San Diego native into the WWE Hall of Fame at some point in the near-future, possibly as early as next year prior to WrestleMania 32.
“Rey Mysterio recently Tweeted to his followers that he and WWE have a ‘good understanding.’ While he expressed his commitment to ‘other directions’ right now, this is seen as a good sign for future business between Vince McMahon and the ex-WWE champ, including a Hall of Fame berth.”
Rey Mysterio, without question, belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame. However, some may feel that an induction in 2016 would be a bit too soon. Furthermore, it’s expected that this year’s class will be stacked with big names, and while Mysterio could end up being one of those big names, no one really has him on their radar as a possible candidate for the class of 2016.
Since leaving WWE, Mysterio hasn’t ruled out a return, saying “if the opportunity comes about in the future, and there is interest from both parties, then why not?” But, as of right now, he’s enjoying working for AAA, and he has no immediate plans of a WWE return.
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