Rey Mysterio Speaks On WWE Bringing Back The Cruiserweight Division, Gives High Praise To Lucha Underground Talent


Rey Mysterio recently spoke with The Huffington Post to talk various topics and more. Here are the highlights.

On how the wrestling business has changed over the years:

“I think starting from the very beginning, the styles have changed a lot. I think that’s due to the fact that you see more lightweights coming around. I didn’t think this would happen at all because for a long time management kind of just pushed us aside. It seems like something that was often talked about in 1996 and 1997—in the early WCW years. Along with Chris Jericho and Dean Malenko, we got that whole Crusiserweight division pumped up and ready to go. It lasted while it was in WCW. When WWEpurchased the company, it kind of just went away. I remember Dean pushing for the division’s return for so many years and they never really pursued it, you know? Finally, after all these years it’s out there and that’s the whole evolution of this business. It might be a bad thing to say but the heavyweights don’t rule this world anymore. It’s all about the style and what you can bring to the table—how exciting you can be. The show has to catch your attention. And I think the Cruiserweights know how to do that.”

On being a part of Lucha Underground:

“To be part of something that started at the bottom and is working its way up is unique and cool. When I saw the product I knew there was something special going on there. It’s like me going back to my roots. To be able to end my career in the way I started it with the Lucha libre style? You can’t ask for more. The talent that Lucha Underground has right now is probably the best talent ever in the history of wrestling.”

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