• Rey Mysterio Comments On WWE Being Interested In Bringing Him Back
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, Rey Mysterio talked about his Royal Rumble surprise appearance, there being an interest on both ends (WWE and himself) for his comeback, who he’d like to work with, and Prince Puma being one of the best in WWE.
Below are the highlights:
On his Royal Rumble surprise appearance this year:
“WWE tried to keep it a secret and I’m sure only the people that had to know knew about it, but it came down to a point where Hurricane and myself were on a bus. The next thing you know, we were told that we were okay to walk in there and put whatever we need to put together, so we walk in there probably a good hour before the actual show started and the Rumble was one of the first segments of the pay-per-view, so some of the guys were able to catch drift and say, ‘hi’.
Other guys were busy running around I didn’t get a chance to see until we were in the ring, so it was without a doubt one of the best feelings that I’ve had in my career, especially because I’ve been gone almost three years. I definitely wanted for the fans to see something different, something retro, and, at the same time, take care of my nutrition.
I’ve been working out, which, at the end of the day, it helps me out as I get older not put a lot of stress on my knees and just overall feeling good. I think when that call came in and I eventually showed up, and I walked out, man, it was definitely breathtaking to just hear the ovation. My adrenaline didn’t stop probably till I got back to my hotel room, which was in (New) Jersey. Yeah, it was incredible.”
On there being an interest from WWE for a return:
“Right now, it’s just a matter of if there is an interest, I really think there is on both ends, as much as from WWE and myself, to eventually go back and do some work with them. I would love to eventually sit down and see if we can come up with a gameplan.
I don’t see why that couldn’t happen, so I’m up for it and looking forward to it, to actually sit down and talk about some potential work with the company. I’m excited to be able to sit down and come up with a gameplan. And hopefully that will happen.”
On who he’d like to work with in WWE:
“AJ being one of them, definitely on a big stage, I would love to eventually go at it with AJ. Finn, Finn Bálor, I would love to be able to step into the ring with him and go at it. I’m a big fan of, I say this with a lot of respect, I’m a big fan of Ricochet and I know that he just got signed.”
On Prince Puma being one of the best in WWE:
“When I had a chance to work him for the first time at Lucha Underground, and I really didn’t know his story, how myself, The Rock, and Eddie Guerrero were three of his big inspirations to be a part of this business. I had the match with him and it was one of the most memorable matches that I’ve had after leaving WWE.
He spoke straight and direct to me. He goes, ‘man, you’ve been one of my idols. I’ve looked up to you since I can remember. You are why I’m here doing this now.’ And now that he got signed by WWE, he is a multi-talented dude, man. He is, I consider one of the best out there right now.
He surprised me very much when I was able to work with him. I had a chance to work with him two or three times and every time we stepped in the ring, it was always magic. Magic every single time, so I can’t wait to see his career move forward with WWE because I know he has a big future ahead of him.”
• WWE’s Plan For Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns Failing At WrestleMania 34?
The goal of the current storyline between Universal Champion Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns is to get fans to boo Lesnar and cheer Reigns. WWE officials want to present Lesnar as a horrible champion by making him no-show events despite being advertised, as reported by DirtySheets.Net.
With that being said, there’s a big possibility that WWE would end up failing in this task at WrestleMania 34 as Lesnar wasn’t booed at yesterday’s WWE Live Event in Madison Square Garden (where he defeated Kane & Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat match).
While Reigns’ big reactions from the crowd have started to turn somewhat positive, Reigns might still get heavily booed at WrestleMania 34 (similar to the last few WrestleManias).
Lesnar vs. Reigns for the Universal Title will be the main event of WrestleMania 34.