Recent rumors and reports indicated WWE wanted Rey Mysterio to return at SmackDown 1000 on Oct. 16 in Washington D.C. and now the company has officially announced he will do just that.
So much for a surprise.
As the report indicates, this will be his first time on the show in over four years:
The SmackDown legend will appear on the history-making episode, marking his return to the blue brand for the first time in more than four years.
The former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion is best remembered for energizing SmackDown with his signature aerial attack, unbelievable athleticism and never-say-die attitude. Mysterio was a cornerstone of Team Blue since the first brand split in March 2002 and helped define the SmackDown spirit.
WWE had previously announced Evolution will reunite on the same show, with appearances expected from the likes of Undertaker, Michelle McCool, and more.