WWE’s Rey Mysterio is going to star in an animated series for Cartoon Network Latin America.
The news was broken during the 2020 Pixelati Festival. Cartoon Network Latin America announced that they had reached an agreement with the founders of Viva Calavera! to produce the project.
According to Lucha Central, the series featuring Mysterio as the protagonist, will “combine the excitement and adrenaline of wresting with mystery, mythology, history, magic, and supernatural beings.”
Mysterio commented on the news that he was going to become an animated character stating that it was something he always wanted to do.
“After 35 years of career and multiple achievements, I was still missing something,” said Mysterio. “I always wanted an animated series with the character of Rey Mysterio.”
“Working with Cartoon Network has been incredible,” he added. “I can’t think of anyone better to make this project a reality.”
Mysterio is currently sidelined with a torn triceps injury that he suffered during his tag match with his son Dominik against Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy during last Sunday’s Payback pay-per-view.
While it’s not expected that he will be gone long or need extensive rehabilitation, there’s yet to be a definite date given for his return to action.