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WWE News: Rey Mysterio Thinks Lucha Underground Is A ‘Pioneer’ For Cruiserweights

Former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio has not been seen in WWE since last three years. His last appearance in WWE came on the following night of WrestleMania XXX on the April 7 episode of Raw, Mysterio lost to a returning Bad News Barrett and subsequently decided to take time off to heal a wrist injury.

Mysterio recently told that he almost joined Impact wrestling upon his time after WWE, but he did not at the end. He had an unsuccessful run in the AAA where he accidentally killed Perro Aguayo. Rey was teaming up with Xtreme Tiger and was having a match with Perro Aguayo and Manik.

During the match, Rey dropkicked Perro from the back which was possibly the worst botch pro wrestling history. It resulted in an instant death for Perro Aguayo. After this incident, WWE never signed Rey in spite of the rumours of a potential return for him.

Outside of WWE, Mysterio had a decent time in Lucha Underground and on the independent circuit. During the spell of time, he had some huge achievements listed by his name. Recently, Rey spoke to Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” section where he talked about a number of wrestling topics. Here are some highlights;

Lucha Underground and today’s Cruiserweights:

“Lucha Underground is the pioneer in the cruiserweight division. Years ago, Konnan mentioned to me, ‘Wrestling has to change. Wrestling cannot always be the world for the Giants,’ and he was right. Wrestling has changed. That change is because of Lucha Underground. That is not boxing anyone in. A cruiserweight is a form of giving life to those that still want to break into this business. There have been more opportunities given to that cruiserweight division, and that’s been helped by a lot of companies, including Ring of Honour and TNA.”

Security not letting him back into the building, when he had a tryout match with WCW:

“People still tell me I have a babyface, and I was 21 at the time, so I looked like a 12-year-old back then. I recall explaining to the security guards, ‘No, no, it’s OK, I wrestle,’ and they looked at me and laughed. So I continued to say that I was a wrestler, and they finally asked me for a credential. I didn’t have any credentials, this was a tryout. Finally, security was cool enough to find out who I was and let me back in the building, but that happened several times after that, too. I learned my lesson after the fourth time, and I started carrying a WCW badge everywhere with me.”

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