rey mysterio

Rey Mysterio parted ways with WWE in 2015 and he’s currently working with Lucha Underground. Mysterio recently opened up about his WWE departure during an interview with Sports Illustrated, and he said that his departure happened at the right time.

According to Rey Mysterio he parted ways with the company because he felt burnt out due to the WWE schedule, and he also wanted to spend more time with his family. However, he hasn’t closed the door on a WWE return.

“You never say never,” said Mysterio, “but I am very, very comfortable in the position I’m in with Lucha Underground. I love their schedule, I love their style, I love what they have to offer. I don’t think there will ever be another company that has what Lucha Underground has. It’s very unique, exciting, and fresh—this is really something new.”

Rey Mysterio also had a lot of praise for Randy Orton, who he feels is the best in the WWE at the moment.

“Randy Orton is, in my eyes and in my heart, the best wrestler in that company. I’m not talking about high flying, I’m not taking about the fast-paced acrobatic style. To me, he’s the best in WWE right now.”

Billy Gunn also participated in a Q&A with Sports Illustrated recently, and he talked about working in NJPW and more. During the interview Gunn was asked about a possible return to WWE, and he noted that he would love to return and continue coaching at the Performance Center.

“Of course I would. I loved coaching. That is my thing – I love teaching people that want to learn this business. I would go back in a minute if asked. Coaching was such a different avenue for me, and I didn’t think that I had it in me. When Paul [Levesque] hired me, he goes, ‘You can’t be one the boys, and we’ve got to trial run to see if you’ll be a good coach. Just because you’re good in the ring doesn’t mean you’ll be a good coach.’ There are different personalities who you have to coach, and you’ve got to be able to adjust. For me, a big part of coaching is having a trust for the students that are in your class. If they trust you, and you don’t talk beneath them, you can create an even playing field. Yes, what I say goes, but there has to be an open discussion. As long as they trust me, then they’re going to listen to me and then they’ll learn. If they don’t trust me, then what I say goes on deaf ears and they go out there and do whatever. As a coach, I had to have a relationship with every one of my students. I would love to go back.”