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WWE no longer interested in Rey Mysterio due to friendship with Konnan

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Rey Mysterio might be one of the most popular pro wrestlers on the planet but apparently that isn’t enough for WWE to want him back. There were reports he was talking with both WWE and GFW at the same time but it turns out Vince McMahon might have lost interest.

Sports Illustrated reports WWE is no longer an option for Rey Rey and the reasoning might have a little bit more to do with his friendship with Konnan than some might think.

Konnan and WWE haven’t been on the best terms for a while now. WWE spent thousands of dollars in preparation and promotion for Konnan’s Max Moon gimmick back in the day but the popular Latin American wrestler decided to become a main eventer in Mexico instead. This move turned out to be great for Konnan’s bank account but it might have damaged a relationship that continues to feel the affects to this day.

Konnan was recently backstage at a WWE show but he was a guest of Chris Jericho’s and didn’t really appear to be mending any broken ties during his visit. Konnan was just there to see some people that were his friends, however this new report gives us the idea Konnan won’t be stopping by WWE to see Rey Mysterio any time soon. Reports are WWE isn’t interested in talking to Rey’s representation, primarily Konnan.

If anything, this gives Rey Rey more of a clear direction toward GFW. Jeff Jarrett’s brain-child has been reportedly talking to the super successful masked legend recently and this news from WWE might push that deal along in a quicker fashion. Global Force Wrestling is also seeing a trend of highlighting their Hispanic talent so Rey’s debut with the company would only solidify that fact.

But if GFW did sign Rey Mysterio to a deal he might eclipse Alberto El Patron as the company’s top face. Only time will tell as this situation continues to unfold in front of us.


  • Keith Learmonth

    I’d rather see Lucha Underground get a 4th season and see him there.

  • Greg Hunter

    Old, terrible knees the last time he was there. Everyone has known of his friendship with Konnan for decades.

  • JAckh45

    Or maybe its because hes old and every time they try to work with him in the past he ends up getting one of his legs hurt and takes 6 months off and also he has THE MOST stale character. Rey stated himself that he would never turn heel and he always will be a face for his children.
    At least with Cena its because it might put a risk on merchandise

  • jedi

    Delrio worked one set of tapings & is their top babyface?

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I wouldn’t say he’s the most popular on the planet, not for quite awhile now. And he’s been friends with Konnan since before his ECW days, so I really can’t imagine that this is an accurate “report”.