Rey Mysterio is a future Hall of Famer and has been in the industry for nearly three decades, but the luchador is showing no signs of slowing down even at this point in his career.
He signed a contract with WWE two years ago, which expired earlier this year, as he was reportedly working without a contract during his feud with Seth Rollins.
There was a great deal of speculation over his future with the company, with many believing he was headed to AEW or NJPW. However, the former WWE Champion has put pen to the paper and has apparently signed a three-year contract with the company, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Mysterio’s son Dominik will be making his in-ring debut against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam this Sunday, and it seems like the push given to Dominik was enough for Mysterio to sign a new contract with the promotion.
According to Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda, Vince McMahon was initially skeptical of Dominik but pushed him in order to keep Rey in the company.
“I really can’t see this as anything but a message from Vince McMahon to Rey Mysterio. Something like, if your son gets hurt that’s on you for pushing us to get him involved too early because the WWE did not want Dominik debuting in a solo match at this point, but that’s what Rey wanted, and Rey wanted to make sure they did what he wanted before he would look at signing a new contract.”
It is unclear whether Mysterio secured a pay-raise which he reportedly demanded before signing a new contract. McMahon refused to give him a raise in the middle of the pandemic, but a record-quarter for WWE could have allowed them to meet his demands.