Reports of Rey Mysterio's return to the WWE this fall have been rife as of late, but the 619 merchant has said that his comeback might not happen just yet as he's really enjoying the independent circuit.
The 43-year-old star, who made an appearance at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia back in April, has been one of the most popular wrestlers among fans for many years. And the WWE Universe is keen on seeing him return to the promotion soon.
Speaking in an interview on the Apter Chat podcast, however, Mysterio revealed he isn't as eager to leave the freedom of independent wrestling and that nothing is guaranteed as yet where the WWE is concerned.
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“We got to keep in mind that rumors will always be rumors,” he said. “There’s nothing locked in. There’s nothing secure that says that I am going back. I’m doing what I’m doing right now.
"I’m enjoying my independent wrestling life. I get to choose and pick when I want to wrestle, where I want to wrestle. If I want matches, like we just mentioned, versus Kenny [Omega], I’m going to make them happen, if it’s possible.
“There’s no insurance or security right now that I am going back. I’ll tell you what though, if the time is right and there’s an agreement on both ends, meaning WWE and myself, and there’s an offer on the table, I wouldn’t say no. If it’s correct. If it’s the right one. But in the meantime, I’m still enjoying my liberty out here in independent wrestling.”
This is quite similar to a statement Chris Jericho made during the week, in which he claimed that the WWE had gotten boring and it was way more fulfilling doing his own thing in other promotions.
Mysterio, though, was also asked if he had considered remaining in the wrestling business after retirement. And, while his response indicated that he isn't close to that particular advent, he says he would enjoy sharing the knowledge and experience he's picked up in his many years as a wrestler after he hangs up the mask.
“You know what, I’ve never really thought about that,” he admitted. “I’m not ready to hang up my mask yet. If the opportunity was given to me, I don’t see why not. To be able to share the knowledge that I’ve picked up in almost 30 years of being in this business, is a blessing. I think it’s good to help others out and I would really receive a lot of satisfaction doing that.”