Rey Mysterio Comments On Almost Representing Donald Trump At Wrestlemania 23

Feb 19, 2019 - by James Walsh

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Rey Mysterio spoke about representing the Mexican people in the wrestling world and how awkward that might be if he had been selected by WWE to represent Donald Trump back at Wrestlemania 23 in the Battle of the Billionaires. Bobby Lashley was chosen instead, and would go on to defeat Umaga at the event. Here are highlights:

On representing Mexican Americans: “I am representing my people. I feel it, I know it, I’ve known it from day one, and it’s the most important part of my journey. Doing my part in the entertainment world to be able to be a distraction whether for a second or forever for my people, it’s a blessing to be able to do that. It’s very hard to have everybody tuned in in the same state of mind, where we all get equal opportunities and we all get equal love from each and every race that is out there. Unfortunately, some people do not think that way.”

On almost representing Trump: “Imagine some of those images popping up at this time if I was that person. It would have been interesting to see those pictures floating around these days; Donald Trump with the Mexican-American wrestler Rey Mysterio.”

On his legacy: “I want to leave something behind. A lot of fans will still be talking about Rey Mysterio after I am gone. But my purpose isn’t just to leave memories behind. My purpose is to help those up-and-coming Latino superstars that are bringing in this lucha libre style, and help them revolutionize the sport.”

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