12. Big Tease For Former WWE Champion Joining GFW, Offered GFW Contract
As we noted before, Sports Illustrated reported that former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio is in negotiations with WWE & GFW for a return. Mysterio is currently under contract with Lucha Underground till the end of their season 3 and then has a 90 day non-compete clause. Over the years, WWE has tried to push latino stars like Alberto Del Rio and Sin Cara so that they could replace Mysterio as the top latino star of the company, but they failed to generate big interest and couldn’t fill Mysterio’s spot.
On the other hand, GFW would love to sign Mysterio and make him the top star of the company instead of Del Rio (who’s bringing them a lot of negative press). Below is what Sports Illustrated posted about the Mysterio-GFW situation:
“GFW/Impact is very motivated to move away from Alberto El Patron and generate some positive headlines by inking the legendary Mysterio.”
Jeff Jarrett’s wife, Karen Jarrett, made a big tease by posting the following photo of herself with an unmasked Rey Mysterio on Instagram:
UPDATE: PWInsider is reporting that GFW has offered a contract to Mysterio.