Rey Mysterio Reveals When He Plans To Retire
Rey Mysterio has talked about his retirement plans
With an upcoming WWE Hall of Fame induction set for WrestleMania weekend, chatter about Rey Mysterio’s eventual retirement has intensified, with a HOF induction usually the last hurrah for any wrestler.
Mysterio is set to face his son Dominik in singles action at WrestleMania 39, and during a conversation with Fox 5 DC, Rey spoke of his eventual retirement, saying the following:
“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 prestigious honour 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,” said Mysterio.
Mysterio first made a name for himself in Mexico’s AAA in the early 90s, before creating a buzz in ECW with a series of extreme lucha libre matches against the likes of Psicosis, and Juventud Guerrera. Mysterio became a household name due to his revolutionary work at the forefront of WCW’s cruiserweight division during the Monday Night Wars, before signing with WWE in 2002.
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