Rey Mysterio Spells Out Retirement Plans

Rey Mysterio

WWE United States Champion Rey Mysterio has a plan in mind for when he’ll finally hang up his wrestling boots.

Rey Mysterio has seen and done just about everything in the world of pro wrestling. He helped revolutionise wrestling in the United States when he brought his lucha libre style to the masses on WCW. When he debuted for WWE in 2002, he became an instant hit with fans and reached the pinnacle of his career when he captured the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22.

He recaptured that title in 2010 and became WWE Champion in 2011 before leaving WWE four years later in 2015. During his spell away from the promotion he competed in AAA and New Japan Pro Wrestling and was part of the main event of the original All In show which many see as the precursor to AEW.

Just a few weeks after that appearance, Mysterio signed back up with WWE and his second run in the company has been most notable for the introduction of his son Dominik Mysterio. The younger Mysterio initially fought side-by-side with his father as they captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championship but ultimately his head was turned by Rhea Ripley and he turned his back on his family to join up with The Judgment Day.

Rey Mysterio gives himself another two years at the most in the ring

Rey Mysterio received the highest honour WWE bestows on wrestlers as he was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2023 despite still being an active competitor on the roster.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, Rey Mysterio was asked when he thinks he’ll finally call it a day in the ring and indicated that it could happen within the next two years:

“I’m hoping that it can be within the next year and a half or two, maybe.”

At 48 years old, this plan would put retirement at around the age of 50 in the mix for Rey Mysterio. No matter when he chooses to deliver his final 619, the star’s legacy will no doubt be felt for decades to come through both his wayward son and the legions of wrestling stars who have taken inspiration from the legend.