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Updated: Rey Mysterio Blows His Knee Out On RAW, Needs Surgery

The WWE may have a serious problem on their hands with Rey Mysterio. According to reports, Mysterio may have blown out his knee in the RAW match against Alberto Del Rio. The irony here is that this was a match that Rey should have never wrestled in the first place.

According to Dave Meltzer, Rey Mysterio blew out his knee on Monday night in the RAW main-event. The moment came on a simple baseball slide in which Mysterio reportedly heard his knee tear. Mysterio continued the match but is now on the shelf indefinitely, awaiting the results of an MRI.

Rey Mysterio confirmed the news on his Twitter account. “Was injured on Monday & at Dr.s now about to get MRI! Let’s c wuts up!619”

[adinserter block=”2″]Hey, injuries happen but this is an injury that should not have happened for a number of reasons. Mysterio recently injured his knee at a house show and was taking precautions up until RAW. Mysterio even wrestled a six-man tag match at SummerSlam 2011 so he could take it easy. From all reports, Mysterio shouldn’t have been wrestling period.

Yet the WWE had to have him and why? The WWE creative team have screwed up the booking so bad lately that the company is practically devoid of any top babyfaces and were desperate for Mysterio to appear in his home town. Even knowing full well that Mysterio was hurt, the company advertised him a week ahead of time for the main-event which obviously put a lot of pressure on Rey to take the unnecessary risk of performing a television main-event for his home town crowd.

This is turning into a scary trend in the WWE. John Morrison recently came back from surgery and told the media that he wasn’t 100% upon his return. As a matter of a fact, Morrison told the media that he was at about 60%. That is unacceptable, especially for a guy that wrestles a reckless style in the WWE rings. Ironically it was Mysterio that stepped into Morrison’s spot when Morrison took some time off with the surgery.

The WWE are treading in some real dangerous waters here. If the company is pressuring guys to work through injuries because the creative team screwed up and haven’t booked enough strong babyfaces, well then the WWE is opening themselves to a potential can of worms. On the flip side, you can’t absolve the guys from their own lack of responsibility in working hurt.

[adinserter block=”1″]But where does the WWE step up and refuse to allow a guy to work hurt? There are dozens of NFL players that suffer injuries and are willing to get right back into the game. Some do but in most cases the team will prevent the player from getting onto the field without proper medical clearance. It is easy to turn a blind eye and say, “Well he said he could wrestle.” But when the guy is limping around the locker room for two weeks, at some point you have to take the logical approach and proceed with caution rather than pushing a guy into a main-event in the midst of an injury.

Hopefully the MRI comes back negative and there are no lingering effects on Rey’s knee. However, at his age and with the numerous knee injuries he has suffered throughout his career, he would be very lucky to escape this injury scare unscathed. I just hope for everyone’s sake that Rey turns out okay and the WWE learns from this and will think twice before rushing a guy or girl into the ring who isn’t healthy.

In the end, it is better to be without one of your stars for a month as opposed to a year. Then again, they could always do a better job at stacking the company with a solid roster of stars but that would require smarter booking which apparently left the WWE a long time ago.

Update: Rey Mysterio posted the following on his Twitter – “Need to have surgery again! Sorry4 the let down! Promise to make it back as soon as possible!Gonna miss what I luv most-ENTERTAINING U’s!619” So yep, Rey will be going under the knife.

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  1. He "could" call it a career, but I doubt he can financially, which is the point I was making. Career ending means no money coming in, and the WWE is the biggest show in town, giving him his 15 minutes of fame….and big paycheck.

    Rey has not been a main-eventer for the vast majority of his career. In fact, WCW tried to ruin him by taking off his mask and decreasing his credibility. His current fame is short given the span of his career.

    I think both of you have short memories. How quickly wrestlers are forgotten….it is the nature of the business. Rey wants to keep his name in the mix for as long as he can.

    • You make good points but Rey Mysterio is not the guy to use in this case. The guy has been making major league money for well over ten years, including the boom period of the early decade where he was probably making low seven figures between ppv bonuses and merchandise sales. It doesnt matter about his WCW storyline, he was still getting paid and getting paid well in the WWE. If you were making this point about Daniel Bryan or Wade Barrett I'd get it, but you are way off the mark here.

      • Gotta agree. Even as a lower tier wrestler in WCW, he was probably making more than some mid-carders or even main eventers in the WWF during 1995-1996. And that's not an exaggeration. Lanny Poffo was making $150K a year on a 3-year deal in WCW despite never once even appearing on any show, and Master P bodyguard Swol was making $400K per year, despite only working a couple of handfuls of shows. I guarantee Mysterio was paid well during his time in WCW, and I can guarantee he's paid well in WWE now. Off just kickbacks from merchandise sales, Mysterio is probably making 6 figures a year. And while calling it a career means (for the most part) no more money coming in, I'd be willing to bet just about anything that Mysterio has invested his money well and has planned for life after wrestling. I hate sticking up for Mysterio for any reason, but he doesn't strike me as a guy like Ed Leslie who has just pissed all of his money away.

    • He's had WAY more than 15 minutes. He could call it a career at this point, and most wouldn't blame him. Not only that, he's done more than enough in his career that the average fan won't forget him when he's gone.

  2. Anytime you go under the knife, it is potentially career ending. That is the reason Rey continued to wrestle. He knows his 15 minutes of fame could be up.

  3. What I meant by that last part is that he has taken far too long to have his knee looked at, which could mean it may be too late. Undertaker did that, and is now suffering from a shoulder injury that doctors have told him will never heal correctly.

  4. This goes back much further. Mysterio's injury dates back to before Wrestlemania 26. He was actually supposed to get pulled off the show, but told them he would work the show and take time off after that. Instead, Mysterio refused and continued to work for the next year and a half. Part of the blame has to be placed on Mysterio, as he has refused to give up his spot during that time, and really hasn't done anything in the ring to further protect his knee. From what I hear, Mysterio will more than likely need a full knee replacement, and with the way things are now, it's a safe bet he will be permanently injured a'la Undertaker.


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