Rey Mysterio Says Retirement Isn't Is Sight; Provides An Update After Concussion

Shares 0 has a new Q&A online with Rey Mysterio. Below are the highlights:

Is in-ring retirement in sight yet?

No, not at all. After this surgery, it kind of set me back almost a year trying to get my knee back in shape and recovered. I have my limitations as far as what I can do in the ring, but I manage to be creative with my style. I think that is what keeps me still able to perform for my fans. As long as I keep doing that, I'm good to go.

Rey, who asked if he would be working Saturday's show in Peoria due to the concussion he suffered at SummerSlam, said the following:

As of right now, I'm just waiting and taking another impact test and finding out the results. Whether I'm there or not, there will be superstars there performing like John Cena, CM Punk, Big Show or Kofi Kingston. It’s going to be one hell of a show.

Click here to read the Q&A in its entirety.

  • How old is Rey?

    • Dave Barton

      I believe he's Google It years old.

      Seriously, people still have to ask such questions on message boards & wait for a reply, when they can so easily just Google the answers?

    • Raff

      He’s 38.

    • D. Sandow

      Too old.

      • Callum

        The rock is about 38 he isn’t too old!

  • Jack Wagon

    "but I manage to be creative with my style". Creative? Really? Seems every match he has is same as the previous match and it has been that way for the past several years at least. Sorry Mysterio fans but it's time for him to walk away.

    • Zack Ryder

      give the guy some credit

    • Ken

      Course his matches are the same. Virtually all matches are the same as all other matches, unless you're a specialist like Rey, and then virtually all his matches are the same as all his other matches. The WWE talent aren't allowed to vary things.
      Take away the drama of any given storyline, any match on any WWE show can have all its participants swapped out and interchanged with any other participants and the match itself will be effectively identical. The only difference would be the specific finishers used, but A finisher will come at the same place. The only differences come in the creative aspect of things.
      It's why I usually only watch Raw and Smackdown and PPVs via questionable online means and then in a small corner of the screen while I'm doing something else. I can hear the commentary and drama and follow the storyline progression just fine without bothering with the in ring action. I'll just skip back if it sounds like there's a really exciting or innovative bit, a funny bit, or a complete screw up.
      That includes TNA, though I'm more likely to stop and watch the action there and blank the storylines instead.
      The only show I watch intently for the in ring product these days is NXT.

      The WWE really needs to step up the quality of their in ring action, give more variety in the structure of the matches and the moves used, and allow their talent to be more creative and expressive in the ring.
      Using Rey as an example; he's knocking on a bit these days and he's remarkably injury prone. If I'd never seen Rey in his earlier (WCW) career I'd think Rey was amazing at the moment, but I have seen him in his earlier career, and the Rey that we see today is nothing compared to the Rey of yesteryear.
      He's knocking on a bit, and he doesn't pull out as many truly flashy moves any more. That all gives him the impression that he can't go. I'm sure he could though, if the WWE would allow it.

      Until the WWE relaxes the limitations it places on the talent's in ring performance, I'm only going to watch it for free online. The story aspect of it alone isn't worth paying for.

  • Captain Booger

    Rey, your act is stale. Time to retire and go back to Mexico.

    • Ger

      Eh, he's from San Diego. And he was born in California too

    • Dave Barton

      They were grooming Mistico/Sin Cara to take his place, but we see how that's turning out…

    • fan

      lol. He's from San Diego, genius

    • Great, then sin cara will take his place. WOOP DEE DOO….

    • Dave Barton

      "Time to retire and go back to Mexico."

      He's from Winnipeg, you idiot! Oh wait, wrong guy…

    • Callum


  • 37 years

  • Wwe4L76

    Ray, go to TNA!

  • PFElton

    Looking at him today reminds me how looooong gone the Cruiserweight Division really is.

  • angel

    rey is still the best 619 and high flyer lucha libre….

  • Paul George

    Hey Ken, the question did not deserve an answer that long you tool!!! Rey deserves credit for what he’s achieved

  • hurrigame

    Bad knees? Check. Slower pace? Check. Same old stuff? Check. Time to hang up the boots? Overdue. Credit for his work? Sure.