Monday Night Raw takes place in Buffalo tonight and while the majority of focus will be on the ring as John Cena continues to build his Survivor Series team there could be a big story brewing backstage.
After not appearing as part of the WWE's main roster since April's WrestleMania, Wrestling Inc is reporting that one of the organzation's long standing superstars is set to be in town, the likely reason seeming to be in order to meet with WWE officials regarding his future in the business.
Vince McMahon himself, the wrestling website reports, has announced to those in the know that Rey Mysterio will be in Buffalo and it is believed that the WWE are increasingly keen to reintroduce the latino superstar to the arena, and TV audiences, sooner rather than later.
Future up in the air
"Between the injuries and the mental burn out, he has no interest in AAA, Underground or re-upping with WWE."
Mysterio's long spell on the WWE sidelines was initially put down to a hand injury picked up at 'The Greatest Show on Earth', but it is thought that burn out and a growing indifference toward the wrestling business have also played their part.
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As such it looks like McMahon and co could be about to receive a set back as they look to kick start the veteran superstar's WWE career.
"He's been doing this for over 20 years and between the injuries and the mental burn out, he has no interest in AAA, Underground or re-upping with WWE," a source explained this week.
There has been some talk that Mysterio could even feature as part of the televised RAW production tonight but that remains in doubt. Considering he, like peer CM Punk, has been dealing with major burn out there are question marks that he will be in a WWE ring ever again, never mind tonight.
If the WWE fail to convince Rey Mysterio to sign on to an extended deal beyond his current contract which runs out at the turn of the year that could mean the end of the veteran's pro-wrestling career as a whole.
Having been spotted at a Lucha Underground TV taping last month some had expected the wrestler to link up with the Mexican production, but judging by the sources comments above it looks like father time and the rigours of the WWE may have finally caught up with the ever popular Mysterio and he may simply walk away from the business altogether.