Rey Mysterio Provides Timeline On When He Can Return To WWE

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio has indicated when he might be able to return to the WWE ring after missing time due to a knee injury.

The November 10th edition of Smackdown featured a big turn and injury angle. That was the night when Rey Mysterio was viciously attacked by his LWO friend Santos Escobar, who turned heel against Rey and the group.

That attack was just a storyline to give Rey some time off to have right knee surgery. Rey revealed that it was a torn meniscus in his right knee and it would likely keep him out of action for about six to eight weeks.

In an interview with Baker Banter, Rey Mysterio mentioned the Royal Rumble as a possibility for his wrestling comeback. That show takes place on Saturday, January 27th.

“I’m really working hard on my physical therapy. I just had knee surgery, thanks to Santos Escobar, and his time will come eventually. I do hope that I can return for the Rumble, if not shortly after that. I am working very hard to make my return as soon as possible.”

If Rey Mysterio is ready for the Royal Rumble, it will be interesting to see if WWE chooses to announce him in the match or if they keep it a surprise.

How Much Longer Will Rey Mysterio Continue To Wrestle?

In December 2023, it was reported that Rey Mysterio signed a three-year contract extension to remain in WWE. That means that the 49-year-old WWE Hall of Famer will likely keep wrestling for the company until at least the age of 52 and perhaps he might retire at that point.

When talking about his comeback, Rey Mysterio also spoke about hiring a personal trainer to help him move forward in his career.

“This time, you put in all the years, I’ve been favoring the right knee for the left one and finally, I tore the meniscus on my right knee. It’s six to eight weeks. I’m in week four. I’m getting a personal trainer at the beginning of the year that’s going to work with me just so I can work on my lower body and strengthen up my hips, my quads, my legs in general so I can resist.”

“I’ve never had a personal trainer that can train me, kind of like UFC fighters train, so I can use most of my power from the hips down.”

“I know that I’m slowing down, the older I get, but I can make things look faster just by being in the business so long, that keeps the fans perspective of ‘he hasn’t slowed down.’ I can go out there every time and pour it out. I don’t know how to hold back.”

“I know how to hold back on movements and stuff I know I can’t do, like pushing off my left knee is really hard. I know personally that I’ve slowed down over the years. I try to be very innovative and creative with my style that it makes it seems that I haven’t slowed down.”

H/T Fightful