The WWE could be bringing back one of its biggest fan favorites of all time, however, rival promotion Global Force Wrestling is looking to put a halt to those plans by scooping him up themselves.
Rey Mysterio has been in the professional wrestling business since 1992 when he began doing work for the AAA promotion in Mexico. He got his big break in the professional wrestling industry when he signed with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1995, where he remained for a year, before signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) a year later. WCW was the WWE's biggest rival back in the day and beat them in the ratings war for some time as well.
Mysterio remained there until 2001 when WCW was bought out by "The Chairman Of The Board" Vince McMahon. After spending a year working in Mexico, Mysterio signed with WWE and made his in-ring debut in July of 2002.
From then on out, Mysterio embarked on a fairly successful career under the WWE banner as he won the WWE Championship once, the World Heavyweight Championship twice, three Cruiserweight Title reigns, two Intercontinental Title wins, four WWE Tag Team Title reigns (each with different partners), and a 2006 Royal Rumble Match win.
He departed from WWE in 2015 after a contract dispute with the company while nursing a wrist injury. He has since been working the independent circuit in addition to doing work for Lucha Underground.
Per a report from Sports Illustrated, the now 42-year-old Mysterio's contract with Lucha Underground is set to expire through the end of the promotion's third season, which is set to air this September. The Mexican star will be free to work with whoever he'd like after the 90-day-non-compete clause with Lucha expires.
Mysterio is reportedly already fielding offers from both WWE and rival promotion Global Force Wrestling. Both companies are in dire need of "The Master Of The 619's" services, as WWE is searching for a Latin star that can serve as an ambassador to the Latin America market, while Global Force Wrestling is looking to shy away from the troubled Alberto El Patron (a.k.a. Alberto Del Rio) who has been embroiled in a mixture of legal and personal issues as of late.
The WWE holds a huge edge over GFW in negotiations, however, as Mysterio's son, Dominick, is looking to get his start in the professional wrestling business as well, and the opportunity for him to train at the WWE's state-of-the-art Performance Center in Orlando, Florida may be too good to pass up.
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