Rey Mysterio Talks “Surreal” WWE Hall Of Fame Induction
Rey Mysterio has reflected on what it will mean to him to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during this year’s WrestleMania weekend.
The 2023 edition of the WWE Hall of Fame will take place later this evening on Peacock/WWE Network immediately after Smackdown. It’s taking place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles just one night before the start of the two-night WrestleMania 39 event at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
At WrestleMania 39, Rey Mysterio will face his son Dominik for the first time ever. It took several weeks for Rey to accept the match against his son, but after Dominik told his mother (and Rey’s wife) Angie to shut up last week on Smackdown, Rey Mysterio had enough. Rey punched Dominik in the head and told him that he will face Dominik at WrestleMania.
During this week’s WWE After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick, Rey Mysterio talked about his Hall of Fame induction.
“It’s so surreal. These are the moments that you wish that one day would happen when you’re no longer part of this business when you retired, hoping that, man I truly hope that one day I become part of the legendary Hall of Fame, the guys that paved the way for us, and here I am in mid-career going full throttle and I was offered this grand treasure that we all seek.”
“I’m completely blown away. I don’t think it’ll kick in until after I retire, or after this whole week of WrestleMania, and I have time to just chill and relax and just soak it all in.”
Rey also spoke about the support he’s had from his family and how the wrestling business has provided a great life for his family.
“Emotional to the extent where I was talking to my wife last night. I was saying, ‘What did we do to receive the life that we have? What was it that made us be the ones?’ Without this successful career that I’ve had over the past 34 years, we wouldn’t be where we are now. My kids wouldn’t be where they are now.”
“When you put it all in perspective, you think, wow, this was teamwork. Teamwork from day one with my wife and myself, you know, with her being at my first match and now she’s getting ready to sit ringside and view my grand award of becoming part of the Hall of Fame.”
Rey Mysterio will headline the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony tonight. The other Hall of Fame inductees are The Great Muta, Stacy Keibler, Andy Kaufman and Warrior Award winner Tim White.