In the latest update surrounding Rey Mysterio’s time away following knee surgery, it has been reported that the WWE Hall of Famer had been dealing with an injury for months.
On the most recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Mysterio had a torn meniscus for quite some time, giving some idea of a timetable for his return in the process:
“The deal with Rey is he’s going to be out for six to eight weeks. He had a torn meniscus for three months but the idea was because of the Logan Paul match, and also the angle, but mainly the Logan Pual match being in Saudi, he wanted to stay.”
Meltzer went on to say the angle with Santos Escobar felt “rushed because they had to do it that way,” referring to Escobar attacking Mysterio on the 11/10 edition of SmackDown and going after the knee with a dropkick to steel steps.
The angle was reportedly done to set up a group vs. group rivalry, with Rey and Santos each having a team for the future showdown.