Since leaving the company in 2015, Rey Mysterio has found a lot of success outside of WWE. He’s wrestled for AAA, Lucha Underground, Ring of Honor, New Japan, and now he will be “All In” on September 1st. Despite all his success, what the WWE Universe has been talking about is Mysterio’s rumored return to WWE programming later this year.

There have been rumblings about him returning to the company after “All In,” but there are a few obstacles in the way before that can happen. First of all, Mysterio actually has one of the highest appearance fees on the independent scene. It would take big payday to bring him back to WWE for a long-term run with his limited schedule on the indys.

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With the FOX deal for SmackDown coming soon, WWE officials can afford to pay Rey’s fees. There’s no doubting Rey Mysterio’s star power, talent, and experience, but a lot of people are wondering why the powers that be are so determined to bring him back to the company. Apparently, his return at the Royal Rumble was enough to convince them.

According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reaction he received from the WWE Universe at the Royal Rumble surprised a lot of people backstage and it proved that Mysterio’s star power hasn’t diminished. Also, Rey’s still in fantastic shape for his age and there are no questions about his ability to perform in the squared circle.

Rey Mysterio makes a shocking return in the Royal Rumble Match: Royal Rumble 2018 (WWE Network)

WWE officials likely see Rey Mysterio as an irreplaceable commodity. They’ve spent the last several years trying to find the next great Latino superstar. After all these years, it’s clear to them that Mysterio is one of a kind. If they can re-sign him on even a part-time basis, he would be worth the money. Unfortunately, we have to wait until September to see if the two sides can work out a deal.

Should Rey Mysterio re-sign with WWE for another big run?


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