Rey Mysterio talks WWE departure, finally facing Myzteziz at AAA TripleMania
Source: Channel Guide Magazine
Scott Fishman recently interviewed Rey Mysterio Jr., who was promoting the AAA TRIPLEMANÍA pay-per-view on August 9th. Below are a couple of highlights:
His WWE departure
"I think that was the main focus regarding my departure from WWE is first off to have my own time. I wanted my family time before anything else. Family to me comes first, especially now in this stage of my career. I knew that I wasn't going to have a strong commitment to another company if I was going to sign with someone else. I wanted to do something on my own terms and call my own shots.
“That time came. I'm doing a couple of events for AAA and independent work. Not too much wrestling, but signings and appearances. I think the second major factor in this is I have been on the grind doing this for 25 years. So my body needed to rest without a doubt."
Finally facing Myzteziz at TRIPLEMANIA
"I think there is a lot of similarities and comparisons to me and him. There is a certain similarity with the style. Here is where the rumors take place with the contact lenses. There were rumors he had said I was copying it from him. At the end of the day he is a great performer. I admire him for his skills. I think once Mexico had stars taken away from AAA like Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Konnan and myself. We all took our careers into WCW and many in WWE.
"This new star was born. Now there is talk who is better. It's a dream match. After all the gossip and rumors, this match is finally happening. It's due to the fans that saw something in each of us. It's time to show who is the best."
Mysterio also discussed branching out into other projects, Lucha libre, winning the Lucha Libre World Cup with Myzteziz and Alberto El Patron in May and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.