Rey Mysterio is quite possibly the most successful luchador in American professional wrestling, or at the very least WWE. For that reason, he's a valuable asset. On top of being kid friendly and one of the better career long babyfaces in the business, his merchandise always does well at arenas the world over.
The problem? He's held together by a few screws, some band aids, and duct tape.
He's been injured and out of action since February, dealing with an assortment of issues. His knee has given him the most trouble. Indeed, it's been operated on a number of times throughout his career and it's gotten so bad he's had to completely adjust his style.
Despite all this, he tells WWE.com he's getting closer to returning and has visions of continuing on for years to come:
WWE.COM: With all of the injuries you've had, have you ever given thought to retiring?
MYSTERIO: No. I'm 39 years old and I know I've been doing this for quite some time, over two decades. Retirement is, for me, something that'll be down the road, but not within the next two or three years. I feel like, with how medicine is evolving, something will be out there soon that can help you heal from arthritis. That might be what helps my longevity and pushes me to keep performing.
There's still a place for Mysterio on the WWE roster and while he can no longer be counted on to be a major player at a WrestleMania, necessarily, he's definitely still a valuable commodity.
Any Cagesiders looking forward to his return?