Backstage Update on Rey Mysterio’s WWE Contract


We noted earlier on the site that Rey Mysterio has been working for WWE without a contract. Mysterio recently asked for a raise from WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. 

However, McMahon told him that it was a bad time for his request due to the recent amount of releases. Mysterio has been working for WWE without a deal for months now. 

It was added that both sides will continue to negotiate to come to terms on a deal that suits both parties going forward. Mysterio is currently involved in a storyline with his son Dominick and Seth Rollins on WWE television.

The latest update came from the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 

“Essentially where things stand is that Mysterio had asked for a raise and been told that no raises were being offered, and that they had just let a number of wrestlers go,” wrote Dave Meltzer. Mysterio is working under the terms set out in his previous contract. has said the match can only end when one competitor has extracted the eyeball of the other. Per the report, CGI will likely be apart of the match at Extreme Rules.

“The idea is to do a taped match and use some form of CGI effects to simulate an eye being pulled out as the finish,” Meltzer wrote.

Finally, should Mysterio lose the match and his eye, it would likely serve as a way to write him off television.

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