Rey Mysterio is set to make his WWE return in October, according to reports, but he is already making the rounds to discuss his pending return, as well as his role in the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game.
“We started off with the Royal Rumble at the beginning of the year in January” Mysterio said, according to the Miami Herald. There was another offer on the table to do the Greatest Royal Rumble, and in between those two events, we’ve been going back and forth in conversations, trying to work out the right deal. It’s still up in the air. Nothing [is] secure, yet.”
Mysterio also discussed his involvement in WWE 2K19, including being featured in a recent commercial for the game.
“To see the amount of work that was put in by WWE to get this product out. To do things like they always do, top notch. My respect goes out to those who paid respect for Rey Mysterio. Whether it’s The Miz saying ‘He’s a pest,’ that’s a form of flattery from his end, a form of paying respect to what I’ve done for almost three decades. I was very happy with the end result. I was amazed as a matter of fact.”
NWA Legend Dick Slater Passes Away
National Wrestling Alliance legend, and decorated champion, Dick Slater has passed away at the age of 67, according to post that paid tribute to Slater made my NWA.
The National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dick Slater.
— NWA (@nwa) October 18, 2018
Slater wrestled professionally from 1972 to 1996 for promotions including NWA and WCW, where he finished his career. Slater was a 4 time Georgia Heavyweight Champion, 2-time NWA Macon Heavyweight Champion, NWA United States Champion, NWA Mid-Atlantic Champion, 2-time NWA TV Champion, 2-time NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion, and NWA Brass Knuckles Champion.
Sami Callihan Signs New Deal With Impact Wrestling
Impact Wrestling has inked Sami Callihan to a new deal, according to a report from PW Insider.
Callahan, who also works for promotions such as Major League Wrestling and Lucha Underground, has found a good niche under the Impact Wrestling banner. A future X-Division Championship match between Brian Cage and Callihan was setup at the recent Bound for Glory PPV.
Sean Waltman Discusses NJPW Talent Upset, Heading to WWE
Former WWE superstar and current podcast host Sean Waltman chimed in on the rumors regarding NJPW talent being upset regarding the new management regime, and how many of them are planning a jump to WWE.
“Let morale go down in your company and see how quickly that forward momentum comes to a halt” Waltman said on the latest episode of his podcast. “There can be a mass exodus to WWE in a second. WWE will cherry pick every single one of the guys you have.”
“Vince will take every one of their guys,” Waltman warned. “And the climate that wrestling is in right now, yeah. Keep talking down to your talent and see what happens.”
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