Professional wrestling’s high-flying legend Rey Mysterio has been in the business since 1995 when he first performed in ECW. Having entertained fans all across the globe for more than two decades, the 43-year-old Masked Wonder now plans on hanging up his boots.
On Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion revealed that his time in the ring is gradually winding down and fans have only a couple of years more to witness their beloved Mexican Luchador perform inside the squared circle.
“I’m definitely getting close to shutting down sometimes in the next couple of years. I definitely don’t see myself going past five years. That’s without a doubt you know and I just wouldn’t wanna do it for the sake of my body and what I’ve gone through.”
Most wrestlers, despite attaining a ripe age, continue to linger their careers in order to take care of their financial situation. However, it appears that Mysterio has a favorable financial condition thanks to his wife Angie Gutierrez for taking care of his fortune over the years and ensuring a smooth cash flow.
“You know I think I’ve done the work at home and I’ve brought the money in and my wife has been very smart to administrate everything at home. She’s been a wife, a mother, a friend, and she’s been my accountant all these years and my administrator and she’s known how to handle the money and how to invest and how to move it around in the right direction.”
“I don’t want to have to keep doing this because I have to. I wanna keep doing it because I love it and you know I still feel like I have a little bit more to give to the audience.”
Mysterio is currently signed with WWE where he performs on SmackDown Live, having debuted for the promotion back in 2002. Although his current schedule is less demanding as compared to that of current generation Superstars, Mysterio hasn’t held back from leaving it all in the ring when the bell rings.
Since returning to WWE, The Master of 619 has showcased some spectacular performances and is now feuding with his long-time frenemy, 13-time World Champion Randy Orton.