Rey Mysterio has been out of action for over a month – he wrestled his last match at Money In The Bank and was sidelined with an injury two weeks later.
Mr. 619 won the WWE United States Championship from Samoa Joe at Money In The Bank, cementing himself as a Grand Slam Champion in the process. However, the Mexican Superstar suffered a nasty injury during the match and was forced to relinquish the title to the Samoan a couple of weeks later on SmackDown Live.
On The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Mysterio talked about his injury and revealed his expected date of in-ring return.
“I suffered a recent injury at “Money in the Bank” versus Samoa Joe. Unfortunate for me because it was a big step moving forward and especially at this stage in my career at being able to capture one of the last titles that was set on my bucket list (The United States Championship) and again very important that I had a separated left shoulder and that put me out of circulation and I’ve been out four weeks now.”
The injury caused the masked wonder to miss Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia and a month’s storyline (and counting).
“The separation and bruised AC joint which the Doctor had predicted anywhere from four to six weeks and of course four weeks closed out from my injury and my recovery is about 80% as we speak so I am hoping that in the next two weeks I can gain that other thirty that I have left and be back in the ring by the month of July.”
Let’s hope Mysterio will be back in time for Extreme Rules. Although it is likely that WWE won’t book him for the upcoming pay-per-view, fans are still expecting to see Mysterio in action at the event on July 14.