Plenty of speculation has arisen about Rey Mysterio possibly returning to the WWE, and it looks like progress is finally being made between the two sides.
Speaking to LuchaCentral.com, the former World Champion revealed that he and WWE have talked about a three-year contract, though it hasn't been finalized. The website also added that the final hurdle may be WWE agreeing to give Mysterio a part-time deal, though it's been reported by other sites that the promotion prefers bringing him back full-time.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com has reported before that Mysterio prefers a part-time schedule because of his age (now 43), and recent knee injury history. Though WWE could use more star power in their Cruiserweight division, Mysterio would certainly be better off only working on a limited basis.
The legendary Lucha Libre superstar returned to the WWE during this year's Royal Rumble pay-per-view as the 27th entry. He also appeared in the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble three months later, but was eliminated by Baron Corbin. He has since made appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and appeared in an event for AAA earlier this month.
Mysterio joined the WWE in 2002 - not long after getting his career on track in WCW. He worked with the promotion until 2015, and would go on to work for other companies such as Lucha Underground and AAA.
The Master of the 619 has two World Heavyweight, two Intercontinental, three Cruiserweight, one WWE and four World Tag Team Championships on his resume. He was also extremely popular among the family audience, often greeting children sitting at ringside during his entrances.
Few superstars have been as popular and entertaining in the ring as Rey Mysterio. A return to the WWE would please millions of fans across the world, and it looks like we can expect that to happen very soon. We'll be sure to provide more details as they come.
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