WWE Plans Huge Group Split For Injured Star

WWE logo over blurred neck surgery

A huge “group vs. group” storyline is planned for a popular WWE star’s return.

On November 14th, Rey Mysterio confirmed that he’d undergone yet another knee surgery, after being written off television. On the November 10th episode of SmackDown, Mysterio was attacked by Santos Escobar less than a week after losing the United States Title to Logan Paul, sparking chaos inside the LWO.

The surgery was followed by a report which noted that Rey Mysterio had been working injured for three months, with a torn meniscus injury getting progressively worse. The report added that the former World Champion is expected to be out for around six to eight weeks.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed plans for Mysterio’s return.

The idea is it’s gonna be group vs group. It’s gonna be Santos with partners against Rey with partners.

I don’t know what they’re going to do with the LWO name, which side gets it. Maybe they’re gonna feud over the name even, I don’t know.

But it’s gonna be a group vs group thing, and obviously Carlito will be with Rey, and Santos will be with, at least right now, Cruz and Joaquin. I don’t know where Zelina’s going. So that’s the situation there.”

Santos Escobar Takes Shot At WWE Legend Rey Mysterio

The beatdown mentioned above came on the November 10th episode of SmackDown, when trouble hit the LWO. During a brawl between the group and Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits, Escobar hesitated while getting involved. This led Mysterio to question the star, before Escobar turned on his mentor, attacking the Hall of Famer.

Posting on social media, Santos Escobar reacted to Rey Mysterio’s surgery by telling him not to come back.

H/t to Wrestle Talk