Why Mysterio Left WWE; No Hard Feelings, Says Perro Aguayo Jr's Death A 'Nightmare'

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RollingStone.com has a new Q&A online with Rey Mysterio to promote AAA’s “Triplemania” pay-per-view on August 9, 2015. In it, he discussed a number of topics that we’ll highlight below:

The biggest reason he left WWE:

Family was the biggest reason. If anything, I'll probably do appearances. I'm not trying to stay busy. I'm trying to enjoy my time at home and be around my kids. I want to vacation. I'm a big family guy. I want to do more with them. That was the primary reason that I stepped away. Opportunities are starting to arise. After 15 years, I didn't know what was out there. I had been wrestling with WWE all that time and wasn't focusing on anything outside of that. I'm realizing that there's a lot of opportunities there. The question is just whether I want to take them.

Relationship with WWE:

There's definitely no hard feelings with WWE. I'm very thankful to them for the opportunity that was given to me. The lifestyle I have now is due to the success that I had there. There's one thing that I've always been is appreciative of the opportunities that are given to me. I've always left every company that I've been with on good terms; WWE is no exception. I have no negative comments or feelings towards WWE at all.

Perro Aguayo Jr’s death:

It was horrible. There's no moving past it. You can't leave it behind you. You just have to live with it. You hear stories on the road of terrible things happening in the ring. You never imagine that it would happen to you. It was just like a nightmare. You always imagine the worst. A shoulder injury, a neck injury – you never imagine death. There was nothing we could do. God said it was his time, and it was his time. I was just praying and praying, because it didn't look good. But you can't do anything when God says it's time for you to go.

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