Rey Mysterio has been out of action in the WWE programming since the last week of August. He suffered a torn triceps while competing in a tag team match against Seth Rollins and Murphy. Initially, it was said to be a kayfabe injury but later it ended up being a legit one and thus he had to be on a hiatus.
In general, a torn tricep takes six to nine months to heal up. Thankfully for him, it was a partial tear, and hence, a few weeks of time off should be enough to be back in shape. Rey Mysterio was drafted to Friday Night SmackDown during the WWE Draft 2020 who is inching closer to an in-ring return. He himself provided us with the good news.
Rey Mysterio Inching Closer For WWE In-Ring Return
Rey Mysterio appeared on the latest edition of Talking Smack to provide an update on his injury and said that there’s no reason for not seeing him back in action, sooner than later.
“There’s no reason why I won’t be back to the ring soon. I was a bit concerned in the beginning since the procedure [post surgery] was slow and it took time for me to recuperate. But, I’m already at 99 percent. So, I’m looking for bigger things to come,” stated the greatest mask of all-time.
Speaking on the show, Rey Mysterio addressed the storyline involving Murphy and his daughter, Aalyah Mysterio. Her daughter has recently developed an interest in the former disciple of Seth Rollins. This eventually turned Murphy into a babyface while Aalyah has partially turned on her family members. So the former world champion obviously has a problem with it.
“There’s a twist and turn now with Murphy trying to get on my daughter’s side, which I take issue with. With Seth [Rollins] and Murphy also on SmackDown, we can finish something we began on Raw. While I want to get done with it, [this rivalry] will continue until it’s over.”
As seen on the latest bygone episode of SmackDown, Murphy appeared to brawl with Rollins when Rey Mysterio senior and junior, both were present in the ring. After shoving Rollins off the ring, he wanted to make a truce with the Mysterio family but that wasn’t enough. It’ll be interesting to see in which way the ongoing angle might go forward.
The drama will unfold on SmackDown in weeks to follow. During the appearance on the blue brand special talk-show, Rey Mysterio was asked how it felt to be back on Friday nights. He pointed out he wore a blue mask for a reason on this past episode of the show.
“This [SmackDown] has been my home for so many years. I feel like I’m back home. This is where Rey was introduced to a worldwide audience for the first time. It brings back some really good memories.” (Quotes courtesy Wrestling Inc)