According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), Rey Mysterio would go to AEW “in a heartbeat.”
That’s a pretty bold statement, but what exactly does it mean?
Considering Mysterio is not done with his WWE contract, at this time, not much. WWE would never let Rey out of a two-year deal that he signed back in 2018. There’s some debate about when he can submit his notice to leave but it’s not anytime soon.
But, what is interesting here is the suggestion that Mysterio is unhappy and sees a brighter future in AEW. Meltzer’s exact words were, should WWE continue “treat him like this.” when describing the perception of how Rey Mysterio feels he’s being used.
Meltzer may have a point here. Mysterio hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire since returning to WWE. He’s lost squash matches on a regular basis, seems to be the veteran WWE uses to get over the other talents and it wouldn’t be insane to think Mysterio might actually want to hold another title in wrestling one day. That he might be an AEW champion is an assumption but Meltzer also suggested AEW wouldn’t “abuse” Mysterio, since some of the talents there “love him.”
It will be interesting to see if WWE continues to treat Mysterio like an afterthought and if they do, what Mysterio plans to do about it.
One of the things that might hold him back from departing is what he wants for his son Dominick who is on his way to training and becoming a WWE Superstar. Leaving for AEW might not send the right message to WWE brass.