Backstage Update: Rey Mysterio’s Concussion & Retirement?


As previously reported, Rey Mysterio was diagnosed with a pretty severe concussion on Monday following the Summerslam PPV. According to sources, he is scheduled for a follow-up exam today but isn’t expected to be cleared for at least a few weeks. At this time, he has been pulled from all upcoming WWE Live Events.

During a recent interview with, Mysterio was asked if he was considering retirement. Here is what he had to say…

“No, not at all. After this surgery, it kind of set me back almost a year trying to get my knee back in shape and recovered. I have my limitations as far as what I can do in the ring, but I manage to be creative with my style. I think that is what keeps me still able to perform for my fans. As long as I keep doing that, I’m good to go.”

Mysterio also spoke to about the original Extreme Championship Wrestling:

“ECW was a whole different world for me and for the people I wrestled at the time. Psicosis and Juventud Guerrera and Konnan, these were cats I grew up with and started my career with. Once we were introduced to ECW, we were like this is something that is completely different, extreme. It’s breaking boundaries. We were young. We were wild. We wanted to do anything creative to be on top of the world. We were just happy to be given an opportunity to perform at our best and at something completely new to us and jumping off ladders and breaking tables and having fans interact with your performance. It was a very, very exciting and cool moment in my life and stage in my professional wrestling.”

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