Rey Mysterio is one of the most famous wrestlers in the world. Mysterio began his pro wrestling journey in the 80s when he was 14 years old. He wrestled in numerous promotions throughout his thirty-plus years of career.
Earlier this month, WWE announced that Rey Mysterio will be the first inductee into the 2023 WWE Hall of Fame class. However, Dominik Mysterio interrupted Rey’s speech on the March 10th episode of SmackDown. Dom constantly harassed Rey on WWE television and demanded a match at WrestleMania 39.
Last week, Rey Mysterio accepted Dominik Mysterio’s WrestleMania challenge. A rumor recently circulated that Rey will be retiring from pro wrestling after WrestleMania 39.
In an interview with WESH 2 News, the 48-year-old stated that he will retire from pro wrestling when he turns 50.
“I’ve always had this number in mind and it just kept getting higher and higher every single time just because how great my body has been feeling and overall, how since my schedule slimmed down, I feel like this energetic person that loves to go in there and perform on a once-a-week basis. Just brings out a different type of energy. But, I had 5-0, 50 was the number that I said I was.. I cannot and I don’t think I will go past it. But to be able to be inducted and given such a prestige honor of being part of the Hall of Fame, it’s like the ultimate in your career. You always think that, hoping that one day when you retire, that offer is presented to you but here it is, you know? I’m in somewhat of the peak of my career maybe because I still feel great, I feel like I can compete on the level of other superstars but overall, it’s just a dream come true.”H/T Ringside News
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