Rey Mysterio says things are “flowing very smoothly” in WWE under Triple H.
On October 14th, reports surfaced that Vince McMahon had been completely removed from the company’s creative process by his new boss, Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel. Not only that but Triple H is said to have been “knighted” by the new regime and given full control of WWE programming.
Many have seen the move as a positive for the company since the product has noticeably improved since McMahon embarked on his short-lived retirement. The business side of things is also strong, with multiple Premium Live Events making company history and events selling out around the world.
During a recent interview on The MMA Hour, Rey Mysterio was asked what it was like in WWE with McMahon no longer being a regular presence.
The United States Champion said it was “crazy” not to see him sitting at the Gorilla Position during shows.
“That is wild. It’s wild not to see him. Even though we got used to him not being there, it’s just crazy to go to Gorilla and not see him there.”
When it comes to how The Game is handling things, Mysterio has nothing but praise, explaining that everything is “very smooth” and there is a good atmosphere backstage.
“He was part of the roster, so he understands what we do and go through. I don’t think they could have picked a better person to take that role. He’s been doing incredible.
“From the whole writing team, and him, and whoever the final person that gives the authorization to say, ‘that’s a go,’ it’s been doing really good.
“To a certain extent, we would have times where things would be changed last minute. Right now, things are flowing very smoothly, very very smooth. It’s a good atmosphere.”
Logan Paul challenges Rey Mysterio to WWE United States Title match
On October 15th, Logan Paul defeated Dillon Danis in a boxing match in London, England. Although he won the first five rounds easily, Paul ended up winning the bout by disqualification in the sixth as Danis kept going for takedowns.
Following the bout, Paul made his intentions to return to WWE clear and revealed he had set his sights on gold, Specifically the US Title currently held by Rey Mysterio.
Mysterio responded to the challenge on social media, saying Paul knew where to find him as he’s on SmackDown every Friday night.
It has now emerged that Logan Paul will take Rey Mysterio up on that offer, as he is set to appear on the October 20th edition of the blue brand to make his challenge official.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.