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From the WWE/GFW Rumor Mill: Details of Rey Mysterio's in-ring future revealed 

Riju Dasgupta
3.76K   //    11 Sep 2017, 22:53 IST

Neither WWE nor GFW fans will be happy with this update!
Neither WWE nor GFW fans will be happy with this update!

What's the story?

There was a lot of speculation over the last few months with regard to the future of Rey Mysterio's wrestling career. The former WWE Champion was in talks with both WWE and GFW with regard to signing with the wrestling promotions.

However, according to a report on Wrestling Inc. pieced together with information from Wrestling Observer and PWInsider, Rey Mysterio will not sign with either of the aforementioned promotions. As of this w, it is unclear if he wishes to align himself with a major promotion at this stage of his career.

In case you didn't know...

One of the most popular wrestlers of all time, Rey Mysterio parted ways with WWE in 2015 and is currently heavily involved with The Crash promotion in Mexico. We published a news item not very long ago about Mysterio focusing on training his son, Dominick. You may remember him from the legendary program with Eddie Guerrero from back in 2005.

The heart of the matter

GFW wanted Rey Mysterio to take on Alberto El Patron at the Bound For Glory pay-per-view in November 2017. However, the former WCW standout decided not to sign with GFW, despite the fact that it would allow him to work a light schedule and pursue other possible avenues of interest.

While Mysterio was also in talks with WWE, Vince McMahon did not wish to work with Konnan who represented Mysterio, according to Wrestling Observer. Talks with WWE were never concrete, and GFW was a far more likely proposition for Rey Mysterio.

Right now, he hasn't aligned himself with either promotion.

What's next?

While Rey Mysterio was wrestling for Catch Wrestling in Austria, he suffered an ankle injury. We wish him all the best in his process of recovery.

Author's take

With the constant loss of talent from GFW, Mysterio would have been a welcome addition to the roster. The same holds true for 205 Live, which desperately needs a renowned superstar to anchor it. Whatever Mr Rey Mysterio does decide, I wish him the absolute best.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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