Rey Mysterio Reportedly Had Handshake Deal with Triple H to Leave WWE


Back when Rey Mysterio’s contract with WWE was about to expire, in May, he was set to depart from the company. However, Vince McMahon and other WWE officials were reportedly able to renew Mysterio’s contract without his consent. McMahon and the officials believed Mysterio owed the company time due to recurring injuries.

Because of his contractual ties to WWE, Rey Mysterio could not appear in person at AAA’s TripleMania event, despite rumors of him wanting to join the company. Instead, Mysterio showed up in the form of a video. Mysterio is still looking to get out of his contract with WWE, and has considered taking legal action.

The latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter has provided the latest details on the situation between Mysterio and WWE. It reports that back in May, Mysterio informed Triple H of his desires to leave WWE upon his contract expiring. Triple H was reportedly okay with Mysterio’s decision, and the two had a handshake agreement that the two sides would go there separate ways.

However, Vince McMahon then reportedly stepped in, according to the newsletter. McMahon ordered Mark Carrano of WWE Talent Relations to call Mysterio, and inform him that his deal would be extended one year thanks to a contract clause for injured competitors.

Mysterio remains out of action due to a hand injury, and was last on WWE programming during the “Monday Night Raw” after WrestleMania XXX.

Editor’s Note

Yikes, there’s a serious disconnect between Triple H and Vince McMahon.