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WWE News: Rey Mysterio finally signs a contract to return to the WWE

Rey Mysterio is returning to the WWE
Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho. Pic credit: WWE

Ever since Rey Mysterio was a surprise entrant in the 2018 Royal Rumble, there have been WWE rumors that he would officially be back with the company soon.

However, outside of another one-shot at the Saudi Arabia Royal Rumble event a few months later, Mysterio never signed a deal and kept working the indies.

When Rey appeared at the All-In pay-per-view, the WWE rumors started up again, stating that event could have been his last one before his return.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10UsU-Me-ws

Mysterio even said after All-In that he was just waiting on the WWE to call him to make his return.

However, last week Mysterio said there had never been a contract offer, although he wanted to return at some point in the future.

Until now.

PWInsider reported that Rey Mysterio has finally agreed to a contract for his WWE return. According to the site, the deal is for two years.

The site also reported that Rey only wanted an 18-month deal for some reason but the WWE pushed for the two years and got that deal.

For his part, Mysterio did add a clause into the new WWE contract that allows him to give his notice after 18 months if he wants to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p8bb_M-Dms

18 months would end his deal right around WrestleMania in 2020.

Rey Mysterio, 43, is a two-time WWE world champion, one-time WWE Champion, three-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, four-time WWE tag team champion and the winner of the 2006 Royal Rumble.

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, starting with magazines and newspapers before moving to the internet. He has been published... read more
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