Rey Mysterio not retiring, having too much fun wrestling with son
We talked to the 47-year-old WWE Superstar ahead of the highly anticipated Royal Rumble … and asked if thoughts of leaving the wrestling biz for good ever creep into his mind.
“I think this is the time I’ve been enjoying the most ’cause I get to step in there with my son, I get to guide him, I get to see his growth, I interact with the fans,” Rey says.
Mysterio — whose career in the squared circle spanned more than three decades — admits the wear and tear on the body can be exhausting … but he’s thankful his schedule ain’t as hectic as it once was in the past.
The WWE legend told us he’s having a blast — and really enjoys the love he’s getting from fans — but knows he can’t wrestle forever and that’s a bridge he’ll inevitably have to cross.
“I think the moment that I go back and re-watch a match that I have and see myself slowing down, then I’ll say, ‘you know what Rey? Damn, it’s time to hang it up now’,” Mysterio says.
Despite having an in-ring reputation as a high-flyer, Rey — who recently landed the cover of WWE 2K22 — says he still gets butterflies for him and Dominik every time one of them hits the curtain to walk out and perform.
“I still get nervous before I walk out there. It’s just something that I have. I can’t get those feelings away. So, on top of being nervous for myself, now I gotta be nervous for my son too because as a father, you want him to do good.”
Royal Rumble — featuring Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley and a bunch of other awesome matches — goes down Saturday night!