For those curious about Rey Mysterio returning to WWE, the rumors finally went widespread at some point last week. We had the story on August 14, 2015 when we explained that Mysterio does not have a signed contract from AAA to work Lucha Underground. With the show’s future up in the air, Mysterio had put feelers out to see what the response would be if he wanted to return to WWE.
We’re told Rey is still trying to play nice to see if a return would be possible. Vince McMahon is believed to be a lot more resistant than Triple H about it. But it was Vince that was a lot more resistant about letting him go in the first place. Now that Mysterio might not be able to get big money from Lucha Underground, Vince feels it would send a message to other guys considering leaving that the grass isn’t always green on the side. Vince doesn’t want people thinking they can leave and walk right back in if other endeavors do not pan out.
Hunter is believed to be taking Mysterio’s departure a lot less personal. He’s open to bringing Rey back because he realizes WWE really does need a Mexican star right now. The whole situation could take a while to thaw as Vince feels pretty strongly about it and Hunter doesn’t consider it a big enough priority to fight him over it.