As noted, Rey Mysterio recently appeared as a guest on The Apter Chat with Bill Apter for an in-depth interview. Featured below are some additional highlights from the interview.
On rumors of his WWE return being a sure thing and coming any time now: “We got to keep in mind that rumors will always be rumors. There’s nothing locked in. There’s nothing secure that says that I am going back. I’m doing what I’m doing right now. I’m enjoying my independent wrestling life. I get to choose and pick when I want to wrestle, where I want to wrestle. If I want matches, like were just mentioned versus Kenny [Omega], I’m going to make them happen, if it’s possible. There’s no insurance or security right now that I am going back. I’ll tell you what though, if the time is right and there’s an agreement on both ends, meaning WWE and myself, and there’s an offer on the table, I wouldn’t say no. If it’s correct. If it’s the right one. But in the meantime, I’m still enjoying my liberty out here in independent wrestling.”
On the infamous reaction he received from fans when he came in at number 30 in the 2014 WWE Royal Rumble match: “The first one was definitely no hard feelings against the fans or anyone. I think I was just put into a spot that wasn’t meant to be for me. It was meant to be for Daniel Bryan. That’s who the fans wanted to see. So when you don’t cater to the fans, what they want, that negativity and that booing, I now understand that it wasn’t directed towards me. It was directed towards the booking. At the time I didn’t understand what was going on. I was like ‘why are they booing me? What’s going on here?’ And after watching the event, I understood exactly why it happened. Now in comparison to this years Royal Rumble, they kept it a very good surprise and to come out number 27 when the fans didn’t even expect it, the ovation was tremendous. My adrenaline was going at a thousand for hours. One thing in talking about it, another thing of being in the moment was like no other.”
On whether or not he plans to stay involved in the wrestling business after his in-ring career winds down: “You know what, I’ve never really thought about that. I’m not ready to hang up my mask yet. If the opportunity was given to me, I don’t see why not. To be able to share the knowledge that I’ve picked up in almost 30 years of being in this business, is a blessing. I think it’s good to help others out and I would really receive a lot of satisfaction doing that.”
(H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above Rey Mysterio interview quotes)