Rey Mysterio was set to continue his long-running rivalry with Seth Rollins last night as the two Superstars were scheduled to square off on Monday Night Raw. Ahead of the match, however, WWE announced The Master Of The 619 had torn his triceps at Payback and would be unable to compete. His son Dominik Mysterio went one on one with The Monday Night Messiah instead.
WWE wrote: "Rey Mysterio suffered a torn triceps during his match at WWE Payback Sunday night, WWE.com has learned.
"Mysterio teamed up with his son, Dominik, to defeat Seth Rollins & Murphy at the live WWE Network special. He was originally scheduled to face Seth Rollins on Raw in a match where the winner would advance to a Triple Threat Match later in the night, which would determine WWE Champion Drew McIntyre’s opponent at WWE Clash of Champions. Dominik will replace his father in the bout.
"Stick with WWE’s Digital and Social platforms for more on Rey Mysterio’s status as it becomes available."
Many wondered if the injury was real or in storyline, but Dave Meltzer has reported on F4W Online that Mysterio legitimately tore his triceps at Sunday's pay-per-view. He didn't fully tear the muscle, though, which means he will avoid surgery.
The former World Heavyweight Champion is expected to be out of action for up to two months, but he could be back in the ring sooner depending on how his recovery progresses.