Rey Mysterio recently spoke to Title Match Wrestling on a number of topics. Among them was his thoughts on WWE’s new show dedicated to cruiserweights, 205 Live. Below is what he said:
"That is a blessing from day one. From day one when I started in this business, that was my style; I was flying off the top ropes, and creating new moves as I went along, which is what made my skills better. It made me better, as a talent, as a wrestler, as a person. My fan base grew enormously. Thanks to them for supporting my style, we now have a Cruiserweight division, and you know, they see the high-flying acrobatic, high degree style; the first thing that they say is that, that was Rey Mysterio, he brought this. Not only myself: Psychosis, Juventud Guerrera, and many others. X-Pac was one of the first guys to be doing it when WWF was around, and along came the Hardy’s; they’re all the innovators of the Lucha Libre style.”
As for Mysterio’s status, he has a contract with Lucha Underground and is content there. This is an odd situation as Mysterio couldn’t wait to get out of his WWE contract, got out and was believed to be interested in going back. WWE was reportedly open to the idea but Vince McMahon wanted to humble Mysterio after putting up such a fight to leave.
In a separate interview with Sports Illustrated, Mysterio addressed the possibility of returning to WWE:
“You never say never. but I am very, very comfortable in the position I’m in with Lucha Underground. I love their schedule, I love their style, I love what they have to offer. I don’t think there will ever be another company that has what Lucha Underground has. It’s very unique, exciting, and fresh—this is really something new.”
Mysterio is like many WWE veterans these days in that he would not be able to work the full schedule, which would obviously be an issue between the two parties. We could certainly see WWE working with Mysterio again but not in a capacity that saw him wrestle all live events and TV tapings. Rey would not be able to negotiate with WWE until he was free of contractual obligations with Lucha Underground.