After weeks of negotiations, it appears that everyone’s favourite masked wrestler, Rey Mysterio is staying with WWE.
It’s been reported in recent weeks that Mysterio and WWE were very close to agreeing a deal, but that Rey was very keen on getting a pay rise if he was to stay.
Writing in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer all but confirmed that Mysterio will be staying with WWE, despite a very tempting offer from AEW.
“I can’t confirm pen to paper, but Rey Mysterio is staying, as was always the betting line outcome of this, but it’s as close to official without confirmation of it being official, and obviously Dominik is a big part of that deal. AEW made an offer that equaled the WWE’s per-match offer, but the WWE offer was higher because it was for more dates. We don’t have a time frame past this new deal would be considerably longer than the previous (18 months) deal but not the five-years or longer deals that WWE has tried to get everyone on.”
It appears that getting Dominik signed on was a big part of the deal for Rey, because he’s such a great dad, and an extra 18 months could be what Dom needs to cement himself as a future star in the company.
Whether Rey stays once his 18 months are up is another question, but thankfully it’s a question for 2022, when the world will likely have ended anyway.