Reason why Rey Mysterio did not appear in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match

According to a report from F4WOnline, it was an injury that prevented Rey Mysterio from taking part in Saturday night’s Men’s Royal Royal Rumble Match.

Mysterio was announced as the 17th entrant. However, he never made it to the ring when his music played. After 90 seconds, Rey’s son Dominik entered at #18, coming out with one of his father’s masks and ripping it up as he walked to the ring.

The report from F4WOnline further notes Rey Mysterio was injured Friday night in Laredo, TX at SmackDown during his match with Karrion Kross. WWE pulled him and changed the spot at the Rumble where he was supposed to supposed to come out, but then does not come out, then Dominik comes out. It was also said that WWE was supposed to do some teases at the Rumble setting up a match with Rey and Dominik for a WrestleMania match but, obviously could not do it due to Rey being injured.

The 48-year-old Rey defeated Kross on Friday Night SmackDown. Dominik lasted over 25 minutes in the men’s Royal Rumble match. He was eliminated by the eventual winner, Cody Rhodes.