Rey Mysterio on Alberto Del Rio and Cruiserweights in WWE
Donald Wood of Ring Rust Radio passed along highlights from an interview with former WWE star Rey Mysterio talking about Alberto Del Rio’s recent departure from WWE and his thoughts on the new Cruiserweight division on the RAW brand.
On Alberto Del Rio leaving WWE for a second time:
“It doesn’t impact me. I think his relationship with WWE was one thing, and I don’t think anybody services what a certain company should affect anybody else, even though we are both out of the same heritage and Hispanic. As far as him coming back to Lucha Underground, I would like to see that. I didn’t get a chance to be in the ring with him at Lucha Underground. His stay there was very brief and when he was setting up in Lucha Underground I was still on my way out in WWE. By the time I came to Lucha Underground he was already gone and it happened so fast. I had some great battles with him in WWE and I would love to do the same in Lucha Underground if he comes back. We had great chemistry in the ring and it’s hard to find that when you have a heel and a baby face but he played such a good heel against me. It’s very catchy when you see both of us together in the ring because we have that good chemistry and we give it to the fans.”
If WWE bringing back the Cruiserweights will pigeon hole some performers:
“It might. This is something Dean Malenko talked about for years. When I was in WWE, he talked about giving that noticeable touch to that cruiserweight division. WCW had it at its best. A lot of the heavyweights and top talents didn’t want to work with the smaller talent and so we created our own division. We had some of the best matches most of the nights. We had hoped WWE would take notice and do the same, and they did for a couple of years. WWE tried it in 2001, but then they dropped that whole division. After so many years it’s finally starting back up. Let’s hope it rises to where it needs to be. I think a lot of the fans want to see the high flying action and be entertained. I don’t think there is a better division out there than the cruiserweights to do that. It could be a pigeon hole for some, but at the end of the day it’s about whatever makes you happy as a performer.”
Chris Jericho on storyline with Kevin Owens in WWE
Nick Hausman of Sports Illustrated passed along an interview with WWE star Chris Jericho talking about his live Talk is Jericho event with AJ Styles in Toronto on November 20 before the Survivor Series PPV and his thoughts on his current storyline with Kevin Owens.
“I think the storyline with Kevin Owens and Jericho is just beginning. I think there’s a lot of legs to this storyline and it’s one of the rarest of things. It’s a storyline that basically built organically that was never supposed to be a storyline. I had that with Shawn Michaels in 2008 and Rey Mysterio in 2009. We just end up with this present, this great chemistry between KO and I. A lot of intrigue and mystery. A lot of interest from the people watching from the WWE Universe. I am really looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen at Survivor Series, Hell in a Cell and continuing forward. I think there’s a lot in the tank for Jericho and Owens. Especially from what’s transpired so far.”
Tickets for the live Talk is Jericho with AJ Styles is available through Mark Out Moments.
You can check out video of the interview with Jericho below.