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During the Monday Night Wars there was a lot of wrestling content for fans to consume and WCW ended up going head to head with WWE. Many stars were made during that era and Rey Mysterio was one of the stars to watch in World Championship Wrestling.

There’s no denying that Rey ended up becoming one of the most popular stars in the company, but Eric Bischoff recently explained on Ad Free Shows why Rey was never considered for a run with the WCW World Championship.

“There was a lot of value in Rey, but I just can’t see me, especially back in that time, putting the belt on Rey Mysterio, I don’t think the audience wanted to see that. At that time, Rey was about, what, 5’6″, whatever he is, 5’7″, and I don’t think he weighed 175 pounds at that point and how are you going to book him with Bill Goldberg and Kevin Nash and Lex Luger and Hulk Hogan and do it in a way that’s believable? It would’ve been tough and I don’t think I would’ve seen it.”

Even though Rey didn’t win the big one in WCW he did eventually win the big gold belt as he went on to become a two time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and a one time WWE Champion. Rey has had a Hall of Fame worthy career and it was recently announced that he will officially be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class.

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