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Rey Mysterio on WWE Bringing Back Cruiserweight Division, Lucha Underground Inspiring WWE, More

Rey Mysterio

Former WWE Superstar and current Lucha Underground star Rey Mysterio was recently a guest on Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast. You can check out some highlights from Mysterio’s appearance here:

On his match with Prince Puma:

“That was fun, but I feel pressure every time before I go to the ring. That’s my normal feeling every time I step into the ring or before I step into the ring. But, I’ll tell you, man, it’s very rare you get to step into the ring with someone, I believe he have wrestled one time before that match, somewhere out in an independent show, and that was actually our second match. We wrestled in the three-way tag teams, but never against each other, so it was pretty much fresh, to have chemistry like I had with Puma is just unbelievable. Still, to this day, and I believe I told you this last time I saw you, Sam, I think he’s probably one of the best, if not the best, out there right now, so my hat’s off to him.”

On WWE bringing back the Cruiserweight division:

“It took some time for them to eventually develop that whole division. It was around for awhile, 2001, when I was part of that company, at the beginning, and it kind of just drifted off and disappeared. For a long time, Dean Malenko spoke about it and was trying to pursue to keep that division up and running because the cruiserweights were the ones bringing all the action, bringing all the excitement to the ring. For some reason or another, they didn’t listen.”

On Lucha Underground inspiring WWE to bring back Cruiserweights:

“I truly believe that now that Lucha Underground has been around and run for three seasons, it was almost a temptation to, in a way, display the talent that they had, whether it was in NXT or whatnot, and start running with that talent, because of what Lucha Underground was doing.” Mysterio continued, “we’re completely different. In a way, we have more to offer.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)

  • Mister Who

    Rey Mysterio I disagree with you, your just yesterday’s news

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I have to disagree, with the whole; “cruiserweights, bring all the action.” That may have been true in wcw, but I don’t think, that was ever true in any other brand (except Lucha Underground of course). But that is my opinion.